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Motor Skill Development - Chapter Summary
Re-examine the development of children's fine and gross motor skills with the help of this chapter. Lessons allow you to review the domains of motor learning in children, how to promote motor performance through skills and the components of body movement. The chapter also looks at specialized skills for sports and developmentally appropriate activities. When you complete this chapter, you should be able to:
- Identify activities to promote motor concepts
- Explain how motor learning affects physicality
- Outline how to teach motor skill attainment and concepts in physical education
- Discuss activities for developing basic movement patterns
- Detect errors and provide feedback in motor learning
The lessons come in the format of entertaining videos or texts. You'll also find self-assessment quizzes and a chapter exam, all of which can be completed at your own pace.
1. Domains of Motor Learning in Children
How do we learn to move? How do we learn to do things like play sports? In this lesson, we'll talk about the stages of motor development in children. We'll discuss the basic stages of motor development, from beginning to learn a motor movement to mastering it.
2. Promoting Motor Performance Through Skills, Prompts & Cues
Developing motor performance in children is important. This lesson discusses how students' motor performance can be promoted through using instructional prompts, cues, and focusing on activities that help students with their gross and fine motor skills.
3. Components of Body Movements: Locomotor, Nonlocomotor & Manipulative
Fundamental body movements are the building blocks necessary for physical activities like sports and dance. This lesson explains the components of three fundamental body movements: locomotor, nonlocomotor, and manipulative.
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. Teaching Motor Learning Concepts in Physical Education
As a physical education teacher, you have the opportunity to really help your students learn to use their bodies. This lesson discusses what it means to teach concepts of motor learning in the context of a physical education class.
7. Activities for Developing Basic Movement Patterns
In this lesson, we review activities that develop basic movement patterns. We discuss slow and fast movements and identify five common activities for developing nine of the patterns.
8. Activities to Promote Movement Concepts
As a physical education teacher, one of your jobs is to promote movement in your students. This lesson discusses some of the activities you can do related to different concepts of movement.
9. Detecting Errors & Providing Feedback in Motor Learning
Understanding how people learn to use their muscle groups also involves knowing how to detect errors and provide meaningful feedback. This lesson discusses some of the important teaching strategies involved in motor learning.
10. Developing Specialized Skills for Sports
In this lesson we will explore motor skills and the different ways they translate into sports skills. In addition, we explore the different categories of movements that sports skills.
11. Selecting Developmentally Appropriate Activities for Complex Movements
As a physical education teacher, it is really important for you to choose movement activities that meet your students' needs. This lesson discusses what it means to choose developmentally appropriate activities for complex movements.
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