The purpose of this research was to examine the extent to which the block schedule is being used in Utah high school physical education, and determine teacher's perceptions of block scheduling in teaching physical education. Block scheduling is a new and more efficient way of organizing the school day. NASPE has found the following positive effects in block scheduling: a better learning environment, more access to stronger curriculum, detailed instruction and demonstrations, and more variety in assessment (NASPE, 2000). Although there were several different forms of the block schedule reported, it appears that a majority of physical educators have discovered an improvement in many aspects of teaching with the use of this schedule. Colleges and universities with teacher education programs should recognize the shift in scheduling for many schools to the block format and provide classes that will teach future educators how to effectively prepare for an extended block class period. According to teachers who are currently using it, it appears the block schedule is providing the time to allow students to learn and be active. They would not desire to change back to the traditional form.
College and Department
Life Sciences; Exercise Sciences
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Miller, Marilyn, "The Perceptions of High School Physical Educators on the Benefits of Block Scheduling in the State of Utah" (2005). All Theses and Dissertations. 618.
Block Scheduling, High School, Physical Education, Educators