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|Submission Title:||PE2020 Purpose, Perception and Performance|
|Submission Entry:||Research and essay articles continue to provide evidence of serving the intrinsic needs of human beings. From character education to sportsmanship and ethics, our students reflect the need for education beyond the physical.The vision for professional physical educators in 2020 must serve the purpose of educating young human beings on our planet to become self confident, motivated, inspired adults with a healthy, positive attitude about life. The physical educator will become a term of the past, opening to a new education of the whole person, a theory that is well represented in Steven Covey’s The 8th Habit.
A profession that addresses human purpose, perception and performance is far more likely to serve the needs of our children. They need to understand how their bodies function and what fuels serve the regeneration of cells for growth. They need to be knowledgeable about maintaining fit muscles and organs that will serve them a lifetime. They require facts and knowledge that support the best possible function of their physical, spiritual and mental capacities without the exclusion of any human being. Every living thing that is nurtured continues to grow and change. They must grasp this concept and understand it. We, as educators must understand OUR purpose in education is to serve the whole person, rather than the physical.