Read in Chapter 9 about Autonomy Supportive Environments in the classroom. Review Table 9.3 on the comparison of a controlling environment and an autonomy supportive environment.
For your initial post, create a model for a physical education lesson that is being taught in a controlling environment. Explain in detail how the task is introduced, taught, and assessed. You must include the following criteria:
- Name of task
- Type of authority in decision making
- Recognition of achievement
- Grouping of children
- Time constraints
Your initial post can be a chart like the one below, or the information can be presented in story form.
Example: “Coach Johnson will be teaching a class how to dribble a ball while stationary. First, she will pass out equipment so each child has a ball. Then…”
|Controlling Class Climate
|Name of task||Dribbling a basketball while stationary.|
|Type of authority in decision making role||Teacher passes out equipment so each child receives a ball. The instructor then gives directions to bounce and catch ball 10 times in a row; students follow directions.|
|Recognition of achievement||Praises children aloud when task is completed, if ball rolls away student must return and start back at the beginning of the 10 count.|
|Grouping of children||Children are grouped in three groups: excellent, proficient, and needs improvement.|
|Evaluation||Groups are allowed free time when their group completes the task.|
|Time constraints||Thirty-minute class period. Students remain in groups until every member has completed the task; then free time is awarded.|