Date of Award


Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Science in Education (MSEd)


Kinesiology, Sport Studies and Physical Education

First Advisor

Dr. Warren P. Fraleigh


A conceptual framework for physical education based on Zen teachings and practices of mind and body unity is composed of five aspects. First, as theory the beliefs and assumptions of mind and body unity as taught and practiced in the Zen tradition are clarified and adapted as the philosophical foundation of the conceptual framework. Personal development is identified as the value orientation. Second, the concept of right minded-ness and Ki (Chi) is identified as the fundamental principle underlying the achievement of mind and body unity. Third, the five concepts of the "Go-i" of Zen training are identified as the five concepts to be used as the conceptual framework.

Fourth, the "Go-i" of Zen training is adopted as the basis for structuring, selecting and sequencing activities in the local physical education curriculum. The fifth aspect clarifies the relationship between teaching, learning, and training in the process of personal development.


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