Education & Physical Education

Education & Physical Education

A selection of peer reviewed and/or widely used openly licensed resources for courses and programs in this discipline area. This is only a selection. Search for materials using tools on the Finding Sources page.

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Early Childhood Education

Project: Early Childhood 1100 Textbook and Ancillary Materials

Child Growth and Development
Authors: Alexa Johnson, et al.

Welcome to Child Growth and Development.This text is a presentation of how and why children grow, develop, and learn. We will look at how we change physically over time from conception through adolescence. We examine cognitive change, or how our ability to think and remember changes over the first 20 years or so of life. And we will look at how our emotions, psychological state, and social relationships change throughout childhood and adolescence.

The ELC: An Early Childhood Learning Community at Work
Author: Heather Bridge, et al.

The ELC professional development model was designed to improve the quality of teacher candidates’ Practicum field placements and align teaching in field placements with Learning Standards used in the teacher education program. [Adapted from Author/Publisher]

Introduction to Curriculum for Early Childhood Education
Authors: Jennifer Paris, et al.

This text teaches students in early childhood education programs how to plan curriculum for young children. [Adapted from Author/Publisher]


Project: Education 1100 Textbook and Ancillary Materials

Educational Learning Theories
Authors: David Brown and Molly Zhou

Learning theories in this text cover the theories of Piaget, Bandura, Vygotsky, Kohlberg, Dewey, Bronfenbrenner, Eriksen, Gardner, Bloom, and Maslow. [Adapted from Author/Publisher]

Educational Psychology
Author: Kelvin Seifert and Rosemary Sutton

Chapters in the text can be assigned either from beginning to end, as with a conventional printed book, or they can be selected in some other sequence to meet the needs of particular students or classes. In general the first half of the book focuses on broader questions and principles taken from psychology per se, and the second half focuses on somewhat more practical issues of teaching. [Adapted from Author/Publisher]

Physical Education

Concepts of Fitness and Wellness
Authors: Scott Flynn, et al.

This textbook introduces students to the basic concepts of fitness and wellness. [Adapted from Author/Publisher]

Health Education
Authors: College of the Canyons

Readers will learn about the nature of health, health education, health promotion and related concepts. This will help to understand the social, psychological and physical components of health.

Project: Physical Education 2210 Sociology of Sport Textbook