Session 1: Guiding students on their own physical activity journey: Why is health not the answer?

A talk by Aaron Beighle and Greg Dryer
University of Kentucky and miMove

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Is health the reason we want students to be physically active? Is that a motivator for students? Why are your students physically active? Come join Greg and Aaron as they discuss these questions and many more. The field of physical education often grounds itself in the health benefits of physical activity as its primary outcome. However, to date, we lack data to suggest that approach has worked. Why is that? Is it because health is not the answer? This conversation, while centered around these questions, is sure to include discussion of habits, motivation, meaningfulness, authentic learning and much more. Be prepared to push your own thinking while focusing on the reasons you teach physical education and what your desirable outcomes are for your program.