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Motor Skills & Movement Activities for PE - Chapter Summary
If you have not recently gone over details about motor skills and movement activities for PE, reading through this chapter can help you brush up on all the info you will need to know. Our lessons each focus on a single topic. For example, you can use a lesson to get re-familiar with the factors influencing motor development, and then go to a separate lesson that discusses how to develop basic movement patterns with various activities. Other topics covered in this chapter include:
- Dynamic and fundamental movement skills
- Progressions for teaching motor skill attainment
- Techniques for teaching PE motor learning concepts
- Manipulative, non-locomotor, and locomotor body movements
- Components of perceptual motor development
- A description of body awareness
- Comprehending the movements of the body and space awareness
- Movement and the factors of flow, effort, and time
- Enhancing PE learning with movement concepts and motor skills
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1. Fundamental & Dynamic Movement Skills
In this lesson, we discuss both fundamental and dynamic movement skills. We review a human's first five years of life, and we discuss the concepts of agility, balance, and coordination. We also recap various types of movement skills.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. 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.
7. Body Awareness: Definition & Explanation
What is body awareness and why is it important? This lesson will define body awareness as well as offer explanations to consider regarding body awareness.
8. Space Awareness: Understanding How the Body Moves
This article focuses on spatial awareness, including how the objects surrounding us affect our spatial awareness and some various challenges we face regarding spatial awareness.
9. The Three Factors of Movement: Time, Effort & Flow
Movement can be broken into three factors: effort, time, and flow. Each factor is important and is related to the others. Read on to learn about each factor and how they relate to movement as a whole.
10. 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.
11. Motor Skills & Movement Concepts to Improve Physical Education Learning
Motor skills are the basic movements that underlie all physical games and activities. An understanding of how to improve students' basic motor skills can enhance the quality of a physical education program.
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