|（1.College of Physical Education and Health，East China Normal University，Shanghai 200241，China；2. Key Research Base of Physical Education Teaching，Shanghai “Lide Shuren” Key Research Base of
Humanity and Social Science，Shanghai 200241，China)
Abstract: The authors analyzed the realistic demands and paths for reforming the contents of physical education cur-riculum in basic education. The realistic demands for reforming the contents of physical education curriculum in basic education are as follows: the selection and design of physical education curriculum contents should be carried out based on the perspective of students, and the curriculum should be practiced and innovated for the healthy development of students; physical education curriculum contents should be close to students’ life, and made to fit students’ psychologi-cal needs and experience reserve better; current physical education curriculum contents should get out of the dilemma of overly emphasizing competitive sports events; the diversification and nationalization of physical education curricu-lum contents are the trends of development of the era; the condition of lacking a connection between physical education curriculum contents for various learning stages needs to be improved, etc. The authors proposed to select curriculum contents according to physical education curriculum objectives, establish physical education curriculum content selec-tion standards, effectively connect physical education curriculum contents for various learning stages, and carry out the empirical study of physical education curriculum content selection, so as to build a mutually connected and gradually advanced physical education curriculum content system in basic education.
Key words: school physical education；physical education curriculum content；curriculum reform；basic education