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Motor Learning & Development - Chapter Summary
This chapter includes a range of lessons dealing with motor learning and development. It details methods for fostering healthy progression of motor skills while discussing relevant principles and forms of motor learning. By the end of the chapter, you'll have improved your understanding of:
- Perceptual-motor development
- Motor development within infants, children, and teens
- Gross and fine motor skills in children
- Influences of motor development
- Activities, sports and games that promote movement and motor learning
- Other types of motor skills and supporting students' progression
After each lesson you can take a stab at an accompanying practice quiz to get a read on how well you processed the material. These quizzes can be taken as many times as you want and can also be printed as worksheets for offline study. And, if you ever find yourself stuck, you can pose questions to our professional instructors through the teacher or help tab.
1. Perceptual-Motor Development: Definition & Skill Development
In this lesson, we define perceptual-motor development and discuss components of perceptual-motor development, such as visual, auditory, tactile, and kinesthetic discrimination, and then explain how they relate to skill acquisition and performance.
2. 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.
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.
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. 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.
7. Teaching Progressions for Motor Skill Attainment
In this lesson, you'll learn about different types of motor skills and why these are so important to a child's development. Find out what is meant by motor skills progression and how you can support students appropriately.
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Other chapters within the CSET Physical Education Subtest I (129): Practice & Study Guide course
- About the CSET Physical Education Test
- Physical Fitness & Development
- Body Systems
- Motion & Movement
- Effects of Exercise
- Components of Wellness
- Physical Fitness Testing & Prescription
- Safety, Injury Prevention & First Aid
- Physiological Principles of Fitness
- Physical Education Class Planning
- Physical Individual & Team Activities
- Positive Effects of Fitness
- Physical Education Student Assessments
- CSET Physical Education Subtest 1 Flashcards