Improving Physical Education in Nigerian Primary Schools


The overall goal of this study was to address areas of improvement in physical education to help primary schools achieve its objectives in Nigeria. It was seen that developing programmes for physical education which maximize opportunities within the school programme and promote sport, dance, and outdoor education opportunities beyond the school day; improving the effectiveness of learning and teaching; making better use of assessment to provide pupils with the kind of feedback that will improve their performance and sustain their motivation in physical education; improving physical education facilities and equipment; and providing clearer advice and better support for teachers to develop their confidence and skills in teaching physical education would help to improve physical education in primary schools. Therefore, it was recommended that research on teaching and learning physical education should aim at providing holistic insight about planning and learning processes in physical education and should relate teaching plans to observed teaching behaviour.