Physical Education Effects on Student Performance

Physical Education and Student Performance 

Undoubtedly, programs of physical education contribute to the improvement of the scholastic and education performance of students. Persuasive and powerful teachers of physical education should be capable of promoting, enhancing, building and encouraging students' capacity to think in all matters critically and individually, collaborating successfully with any group of students. Moreover, teachers should provide students with a constructive feedback in order to make them enhance their communication skills and collective collaborations. 

In fact, physical activities preserve balance of students' bodies, increase their muscle's capacity and their bones strength. Creating an encouraging setting promotes interaction among students, control their feelings and raise the physical and mental abilities of children (Kohl & Cook, 2013). Regular physical activities on a regular basis since childhood would enhance student’s physical abilities and strength when they grow up, besides progressing the cognitive, affective, psychomotor domains.

Effect on The Affective Domain:

The performance of students is affected in a negative way by the affective domain. The technique of role-playing is one of the most effective methods that can enhance learning socially. It is like real scientific activities that put students in reality. This effective method has three main benefits. The first benefit of this strategy is making students discover fully their emotions, attitudes, and feelings. The second main benefit of the affective domain is the gate of students to define their innovative ideas and unusual ideas. Through this strategy, students become more creative and innovative because their behavior is enhanced by their horizons are opened. That is to say, the method of role playing is the best technique that can make students completely comprehend how they behave or how they feel in a better way. Through this way, the self-reliance of students would be improved and they would control their actions and behaviors in different situations through their freedom of opinions' expression (Carleton, 2016).

The social and communication skills of students should be improved and enhanced by teachers in this domain. In fact, social skills are improved through the face-to-face and physical communication. Many researches have shown that interferences play a prominent role in social behaviors' enhancement. Depending on this technique, physical and face-to-face elementary students' education is essential because of two reasons. The first reason is improving their social communication skills when they arrive at the secondary stage, and the second reason is helping them to communicate with others in a good way since their childhood. Moreover, they would be taught how to behave in hard situations. In other words, the affective domain is essential for the self-recognition of the students of their feelings and emotions. This domain depends on the role of the teacher who should allow students to communicate with each other and communicate with him.

Effect on The Cognitive Domain:

Brainstorming and creative thinking are the best techniques for helping all students to produce and come up with many different notions about a certain subject without the fear of criticism. Relying on such strategies, teachers can ask any question, discuss any problem, or choose a certain subject to be discussed with students. In brainstorming, any student, regardless of his intelligence or knowledge can contribute to the discussion without any criticism for his ideas. Teachers can make Brainstorm before illustrating the lesson to know the earlier knowledge of students. They also can make it in the middle of the lesson in order to know if students link and connect the information of the lesson with their prior information. Brainstorming can also be used as a mean of evaluation after the lesson. For instance of a brainstorming is imposing at students a question about the best ways of body strengthening. In the beginning, answers can be random and separated, but after that, they would be arranged, prioritized and categorized by students. In other words, brainstorming is very essential because it raises the skills of critical thinking and encourage students to express their ideas freely and this way helps in the creation of a creative and constructive individual in the future (Huitt, 2011).

Concept map can be defined as a distinctive kind of network that can be utilized for collecting information and sharing them. This information is the way through which concepts and connotations are linked to a main central notion or idea and the interrelated relationships. Through the usage of concept map, any student would discover multipart relationships between ideas and any gaps of knowledge and exposure. Thus, problems can be solved and collective thinking and learning would be developed because of the existence of a concept and many related ideas. In other words, concept map is the best technique for understanding any complicated subject and it is also a good way of memorizing information because all ideas are linked to a concept.

Effect on The Psychomotor Domain:

When a child starts to walk, he learns independence because through movement, he can do many things by himself without the help of anyone else. As long as, moving occur at an earlier age, the social and the physical skills of the children are improved. Psychomotor domain can help in the development of many skills like the educational skills and the academic performance.

Since birth, many skills can be learned. In spite of that, the preschool stage is a stage in which all the motor skills like controlling body are gained. In this period, the basic and crucial skills of movement are widely improved. The reason of that is a natural curiosity, love of playing and exploring tendencies at children in this stage, especially if there is an encouragement of parents to move and play physically. In other words, the movement skills of the children in the preschool stage give them confidence and independence and all the parents and kindergartens should improve such skills at children through which they can get to the school stage with an individuality (Vicky RN Guide, 2009).

Movement abilities and motor skills efficiency contain the ability jumping then landing through locomotor movements. In additions, they include other skills like dancing, working out, athletics and some other physical skills in other games. Moreover, there should programs of movements' enhancement through selecting a sport to enhance children moving skills, raise their fitness and arrange their nutritional diets. In other words, motor skills can be improved since the first year of any child through encouraging him to move, making him play and offering him a sportive program after that.


In the end, physical activities would decrease negative feelings like nervousness and hopelessness. The affective domain includes listening carefully to the opinions of the child in order to increase his self-confidence and self-recognition. The cognitive domain is enhanced by the teacher who can use strategies like brainstorming. While the psychomotor domain can be promoted by parents and sports (The Second Principle, 2016).

Physical Education Effects on Student Performance

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