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Moving Physical Education Beyond The Gymnasium: Creating Activity Permissible Classrooms, John R. Kilbourne Apr 2013

Moving Physical Education Beyond The Gymnasium: Creating Activity Permissible Classrooms, John R. Kilbourne

John R. Kilbourne

As school leaders charged with promoting healthy and active lifestyles, physical education professionals can extend their expertise to school classrooms by helping to facilitate the creation of more active and engaging teaching and learning areas. These teaching and learning areas include such moving innovations as exercise stability balls as chairs, fixed-height stand-up desks, Steelcase Node chairs, and Steelcase buoy chairs.


Activity Permissible Classrooms: The Next Revolution In Teaching & Learning, John R. Kilbourne Dec 2012

Activity Permissible Classrooms: The Next Revolution In Teaching & Learning, John R. Kilbourne

John R. Kilbourne

For more than twenty years I have been teaching college and university lecture/discussion courses in the typical classroom setting. The classrooms have usually consisted of thirty to forty chairs with fixed attached desks organized in neat rows, all facing front. There was little opportunity to alter the configuration because of the confined space, time, and the other classes that preceded and followed mine. In the fall of 2008 this all changed when I began to restructure my teaching space to be a more activity permissible classroom.


Moving At The Speed Of Academe, John R. Kilbourne Oct 2012

Moving At The Speed Of Academe, John R. Kilbourne

John R. Kilbourne

What's to be done? Colleges can bridge the divide and promote more efficient use of people and resources by putting greater trust in faculty at the department or unit level. After all, these are the people who know the subjects and content best. Let's work to remove the unreality distortion field of higher education. If faculty have an idea on Friday, let them put it into effect on Monday.


Having Faith In Physical Activity, John R. Kilbourne Sep 2012

Having Faith In Physical Activity, John R. Kilbourne

John R. Kilbourne

As we work to promote physical activity and health, I think it is vitally important to extend ourselves beyond our schools and classrooms. This includes our faith communities.


What Does The Popularity Of The Hunger Games Say About Our Society?, John R. Kilbourne Apr 2012

What Does The Popularity Of The Hunger Games Say About Our Society?, John R. Kilbourne

John R. Kilbourne

Have we become part of a group that as Katniss’ friend Gale Hawthorne says in “The Hunger Games,” and Senator Gracchus from ancient Rome puts forward, “We want a good show, that’s all we want.”


Sharpening The Mind Through Movement: Stand-Up Desks, John R. Kilbourne Jul 2011

Sharpening The Mind Through Movement: Stand-Up Desks, John R. Kilbourne

John R. Kilbourne

For nearly twenty years I have been teaching courses in sport studies in the typical college or university classroom setting. The classrooms usually consisted of thirty to forty chairs with attached desks organized in neat rows all facing front. There was little opportunity to alter the configuration because of the confined space, time, and the other classes that preceded and followed mine. In the fall of 2008 this all changed when I introduced table top desks and exercise stability balls as options for seats. Researching the effectiveness of the exercise ball on student attention and focus I discovered that 98 ...


In Search Of The Meaning Of Games In Life: A Journey To The Arctic Of Norway, John Kilbourne Apr 2011

In Search Of The Meaning Of Games In Life: A Journey To The Arctic Of Norway, John Kilbourne

John R. Kilbourne

Throughout history the games we have played have been a testament about who we were, and are. From early Inuit bone and hunting games, to the gladiator contests of Ancient Rome, to the modern American game of baseball, the games we play have served as a statement of and a rehearsal for the life-world of that period and place. By reconnecting with and understanding the games of our past, we can build meaningful bridges between our past and present, and hopefully gain a better understanding of the meaning and importance of the modern games we play. The aforesaid are timely ...


Catapulting The Walls Of Higher Education, John R. Kilbourne Apr 2011

Catapulting The Walls Of Higher Education, John R. Kilbourne

John R. Kilbourne

As we move further into the twenty-first century administrators and faculty members of colleges and universities must rethink their approach to valuing and sharing the research and scholarship that is created at their respective institutions. The fences and walls must not only be catapulted over, they must be removed. The fences and walls can be removed by valuing research and scholarship when it is presented via the popular press and, by teaching faculty members the steps they can take to move their research and scholarship to a wider audience. Our collective well-being can only be enhanced by such movement.


Should Educators Teach Naked & Ditch Powerpoint?, John R. Kilbourne Sep 2009

Should Educators Teach Naked & Ditch Powerpoint?, John R. Kilbourne

John R. Kilbourne

Now more than ever, I am committed to using movement and board art to create meaningful teaching and learning that provides balance, and time to know and understand, for college students who spend too much time in dim, passive classrooms looking at, writing from, and memorizing PowerPoint slides.


A Conversation With Zoe: Play, Games & Sport, John R. Kilbourne Jul 2009

A Conversation With Zoe: Play, Games & Sport, John R. Kilbourne

John R. Kilbourne

Moving to the meaning of play through the Ten Wonders of Play.


An Ugly Game, John R. Kilbourne Dec 2008

An Ugly Game, John R. Kilbourne

John R. Kilbourne

As a college professor and parent of a college athlete, I have been reading with great interest reports that small colleges have been seeking to increase their enrollments by promoting their sports programs. An article in The Chronicle last fall, for example, described how the president of Adrian College, in Michigan, devised a plan to raise enrollment by expanding the institution's intercollegiate-athletics program and assigning recruiting quotas to its coaches. Adrian's recruiting plan requires its 16 head coaches to sign up almost 200 athletes per year. Coaches who fail to meet their assigned quotas risk losing their jobs ...


College Athletics As A College Education, John R. Kilbourne Dec 2003

College Athletics As A College Education, John R. Kilbourne

John R. Kilbourne

It is quite obvious that the institutions that compete at the elite level of intercollegiate sports have failed miserably in their responsibilities to provide education about sports to the young men and women who participate in college athletics. If colleges and universities are sincere about their efforts to reform athletics, they must do better.