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Ch 10: AEPA Phys Ed: Motor Development & Learning

About This Chapter

Spend some time with this chapter on motor skills and learning development. Our instructors have prepared thorough lessons and follow-up quizzes to help you on the AEPA Phys Ed exam.

AEPA Physical Ed: Motor Development & Learning - Chapter Summary

The AEPA Physical Ed test contains the same information on learning abilities and the development of human motor skills as the lessons in this chapter. Specific topics covered will include:

  • Tension in the muscles
  • Perception
  • Physical changes in adulthood
  • Development while growing up
  • Touching up on discriminating tastes
  • Utilizing our eyes and ears
  • Improving abilities sports and games
  • Healthy motor learning

Each lesson can be reviewed multiple times to ensure that all of the important information has been retained. The videos can also jump to any point needed and if there's something that you feel needs additional clarification, our instructors are here to answer any questions.

11 Lessons in Chapter 10: AEPA Phys Ed: Motor Development & Learning
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
How Motor Unit Summation Develops Muscle Tension

1. How Motor Unit Summation Develops Muscle Tension

Did you know that skeletal muscles are composed of motor units? This lesson describes the nature of a motor unit and how motor unit recruitment regulates whole muscle contraction. Additionally, this lesson describes the effect of strength conditioning on muscle.

Motor Development in Infancy, Early Childhood & Adolescence

2. Motor Development in Infancy, Early Childhood & Adolescence

Motor development changes throughout the lifespan. This lesson discusses motor development in infancy, early childhood, and adolescence. Both gross and fine motor development are addressed.

What Are Fine Motor Skills in Children? - Development, Definition & Examples

3. What Are Fine Motor Skills in Children? - Development, Definition & Examples

Think of toddlers at a daycare, or the young actors in the movie 'The Kindergarten Cop.' What comes to mind? Is it small children doing arts and crafts or possibly running around with scissors? These are examples of fine motor skills, which children should develop around this age.

Sensory and Motor Changes in Late Adulthood

4. Sensory and Motor Changes in Late Adulthood

As people age, their senses change and dull. But why does this happen? In this lesson, we'll examine the changes in the brain and nervous system that cause a decline in sensory perception in later life.

Perceptual Development in Infants

5. Perceptual Development in Infants

Why are some senses more developed than others for a newborn? You'll learn which senses are initially important for infants to bond with and recognize their mothers and which one is still in development after birth.

Developing Visual & Auditory Discrimination Skills

6. Developing Visual & Auditory Discrimination Skills

Are you fascinated by the abilities that our eyes and ears have to discriminate between so many wonderful sights and sounds? Let's review how to develop those skills and discuss how they relate to motor skills development.

Developing Tactile & Kinesthetic Discrimination Skills

7. Developing Tactile & Kinesthetic Discrimination Skills

We often assume that we learn best by seeing and hearing, but touch and movement provide additional opportunities to learn as well. In this lesson we will focus on the development of tactile and kinesthetic skills.

The Role of Attention in Perceptual Development

8. The Role of Attention in Perceptual Development

How does a child's perceptual development progress, and what is the role of attention in this process? This lesson will use examples to teach you about this relationship and walk you through the changes.

Factors Influencing Motor Development

9. Factors Influencing Motor Development

Understanding and supporting motor development in children plays an important role in teaching kids. This lesson will discuss gross and fine motor skills and the factors that influence their development.

How Principles of Motor Learning Affect Physicality

10. How Principles of Motor Learning Affect Physicality

As a physical education teacher, you are probably interested in helping students acquire more physical skills, endurance, and agility. This lesson discusses how the principles of motor learning can impact physicality.

Promoting Motor Learning With Activities, Sports & Games

11. Promoting Motor Learning With Activities, Sports & Games

In this lesson, we review ways to promote motor learning. We discuss activities, sports, and games that improve motor learning, and we discuss certain patterns and behaviors.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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