PE 1 Introduction to Gymnastics – Domingo
Authors: John Paul R. Domingo, Joanna B. Alonte, Paulina A. Co, Adeluisa B. Alonte, Jocelyn R. Patana, Danilo L. Cong-o, Flordeliza V. Garcia, Hernan A. Nazuel
Since the issuance of Department Order No. 15, s. 1967, “Physical Education and Sports Development Program,” the emphases of the Physical Education program in our country have been on physical fitness, social training, and personal discipline for all pupils and students as well as on the development of potential athletes who are physically gifted and inclined to specialize in athletics. More explicitly stated, “The goal of physical education is to instill in young citizens a proper appreciation of the importance of physical development in individual and social activities (A. Rivera, 1991).
This book will better aid the teachers in developing the capabilities among the students. The students are expected to visualize, conceptualize, verbalize, and actualize the field of gymnastics. It is also hoped that they will be able to apply the training principles and methods discussed here beyond their PE classes. After all, physical development is not only an obligation of the State or a concern of the schools and P.E. teachers, but most importantly, a duty of every individual, whether or not taking PE.
This book consists of thirteen chapters starting from introduction to physical education with physical fitness and wellness. Emphases will be on the six phases of gymnastics. Moreover, cheer dance was included to provide ideas on basic movements, skills, and terminologies.
Activity tests are provided at the end of each chapter to mitigate the workload of teachers handling P.E. 1 (Gymnastics). However, teachers are advised to conduct other activities that will address the varying needs of their students and to evaluate students' aptitude and performance using varied forms of instruments for reliability, accuracy, and validity.
The authors of this book are indebted to the authors of the various sources cited in this book. They also wish to express their gratitude to Mr. Jerome M. Katipunan of the Mutya Publishing House, Inc. for his trust and confidence in them, and more specially, for the opportunity to contribute, in this humble way that they can, in the effort to better facilitate the teaching-learning process in the tertiary level.
Likewise, gratitude is due to all teachers who will find this book useful in their classes, and all PE. 1 students who, hopefully, will appreciate the value of this book in their pursuit for knowledge and skills for a better life that they all deserve.