Ch 1: MEGA Physical Education: Motor Development

About This Chapter

Review lessons that will help you prepare for the Missouri Educator Gateway Assessments (MEGA) Physical Education test by completing this refresher chapter on motor development.

MEGA Physical Education: Motor Development - Chapter Summary

The videos and accompanying assessments in this chapter will help increase your knowledge of the information assessed by the MEGA Physical Education exam. As you view the lessons, new information can be gained, and information you may have learned previously can be reinforced. The specific concepts covered in this chapter include:

  • Different theories on motor development
  • Factors that affect motor development
  • Principles of motor development
  • Promotion of motor learning
  • Gross motor skills in children
  • Fine motor skills in children
  • Motor development throughout childhood

Content in this chapter was developed by individuals with credibility in this area and it is delivered in short appealing lessons. The lessons include various features that can help you assess your knowledge, such as quizzes and a chapter exam.

8 Lessons in Chapter 1: MEGA Physical Education: Motor Development
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What Are Gross Motor Skills in Children? - Development, Definition & Examples

1. What Are Gross Motor Skills in Children? - Development, Definition & Examples

Gross motor skills allow children to control those body movements that require the use of large muscles in the legs, arms, and torso. Learn more about gross motor skills from examples and test your knowledge with a quiz.

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

2. 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.

Motor Development in Infancy, Early Childhood & Adolescence

3. 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.

Traditional & Contemporary Theories of Motor Development

4. Traditional & Contemporary Theories of Motor Development

This lesson discusses the process of motor development as it applies to youth and children. We'll looks at traditional theories such as Piaget's cognitive theory, and contemporary theory such as dynamic systems theory.

Perceptual Motor Development: Definition & Components

5. Perceptual Motor Development: Definition & Components

Perceptual motor development occurs in infants, toddlers, and young children as they learn to match their physical responses to stimuli they perceive from their surrounding environment. This lesson will dive more into these concepts.

Factors Influencing Motor Development

6. 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

7. 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

8. 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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