Traditional & Contemporary Theories of Motor Development


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What is motor development?

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1. How is motor development tracked by doctors?

2. How did Dewey and McGraw theorize that muscular (motor) development happens?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Test how much you know about motor development theories with this worksheet and quiz. The questions will assess your comprehension of topics like what motor development is and how doctors keep track of it.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These key points will be on the quiz:

  • McGraw and Dewey's theory on motor development
  • The influence of dynamic systems theory on the concept of motor development
  • How cognitive-perceptual theory has changed

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on motor development theories
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding how doctors track a child's motor development
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of dynamic systems theory to recognize how it's connected to motor development

Additional Learning

Learn more about this area of study via the lesson we've named Traditional & Contemporary Theories of Motor Development. Concepts discussed in the lesson include these bullet points:

  • How motor development is different from emotional and cognitive development
  • When motor development theories were first established and how they've evolved
  • Behavioral theory of development
  • Contemporary theories of motor development