Ch 1: NES Phys Ed: Growth & Development

About This Chapter

Get ready for growth and development questions on the National Evaluation Series (NES) Physical Education test with the study resources in this chapter. You'll cover physical, cognitive, social and emotional development in childhood, adolescence and throughout adulthood.

NES Phys Ed: Growth & Development - Chapter Summary

This chapter uses a combination of informative video lessons and practice quizzes to get you up to speed on growth and development topics found on the NES Phys Ed exam. Review topics like the impact of socialization on gender identity, the role of play in cognitive development and how peer groups and schooling affect adolescent development. In addition, you'll find lessons on the following:

  • Physical development in childhood, adolescence and early adulthood
  • The three types of human develoment
  • Cognitive development in children, teens and young adults
  • Emotional development throughout life
  • Role of culture, media and schools in emotional and social development
  • Sensory, motor and brain development in infants

Each of these lessons explains concepts with clear instruction and plenty of real-world examples. Watch the lessons as many times as you need, or skip the topics you already know with the timeline tags. Test your understanding and retention of lesson topics with self-assessment quizzes and the chapter exam.

NES Phys Ed: Growth & Development Chapter Objectives

The NES Phys Ed exam is part of the licensure process for K-12 physical education instructors in certain states. You'll need to answer 150 multiple-choice questions in three hours. The exam measures your proficiency in four different content areas: Growth and Motor Development, Movement Activities, Lifelong Physical Fitness and The Physical Education Program. Each of these subareas counts for 25% of the total test score.

The study tools in this chapter will help you to answer questions about the stages of growth and development in the Growth and Motor Development section of the exam. Use these lessons and quizzes to prepare for questions on physical, cognitive, emotional and social development throughout the various life stages, as well as factors that influence these developments, such as the influence of peers, family, media and physical activity.

14 Lessons in Chapter 1: NES Phys Ed: Growth & Development
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What Is Physical Development? - Definition and Examples

1. What Is Physical Development? - Definition and Examples

Everyone grows and changes throughout their lives. In this lesson, we'll look at some important times in physical development, including childhood and old age, and how physical development contributes to other types of development.

Physical Development in Early Childhood

2. Physical Development in Early Childhood

Between the ages of two and seven, children grow and develop dramatically. Watch this lesson to look at some of the physical developments in early childhood, including balance, fine motor coordination and brain development.

Physical Growth in Adolescence

3. Physical Growth in Adolescence

Adolescents go through many physical changes. Watch this lesson to find out some of the physical developments that happen during adolescence, including those related to puberty, growth spurts and gender differences in growth.

Physical Development and Health in Early Adulthood

4. Physical Development and Health in Early Adulthood

Despite the fact that most people are fully grown by early adulthood, it is still a time of physical development. In this lesson, we'll explore the physical and health issues that people in early adulthood experience.

What are Cognitive, Social, and Emotional Development?

5. What are Cognitive, Social, and Emotional Development?

People grow and develop in many different ways and in many different areas. In this lesson, we'll look closer at three types of human development: cognitive, social, and emotional development.

Cognitive Development in Children: Conservation, Decentration & Centration

6. Cognitive Development in Children: Conservation, Decentration & Centration

As children grow, so do their thinking skills, knowledge, and learning. Watch this lesson to learn about how young children develop cognitively, including the key cognitive concepts of centration, decentration, and conservation.

The Role of Play in Cognitive Development

7. The Role of Play in Cognitive Development

When we think of childhood, we often think of playing. But did you know that playing is vital to a child's healthy development? In this lesson, we will learn about the various types of play that aid a child's cognitive growth.

Changes in Cognitive Development During Adolescence

8. Changes in Cognitive Development During Adolescence

Adolescence is a period of great change. Changes in the way teenagers think can cause them to do things like argue with adults. Watch this lesson for more information on the cognitive changes that occur in adolescence.

Life Influences on Cognitive Development in Early Adulthood

9. Life Influences on Cognitive Development in Early Adulthood

Though adults don't physically grow as they age, they do still grow mentally. In this lesson, we'll look closer at cognitive development in adulthood, including how it is influenced by college and work experiences.

Emotional Development Through the Lifespan

10. Emotional Development Through the Lifespan

The expression and experience of emotion develops and changes throughout the lifespan. This lesson will examine this process, and end with a short quiz to test what you have learned.

The Role of Culture, School, and Media in Social and Emotional Development

11. The Role of Culture, School, and Media in Social and Emotional Development

Everyone changes and grows throughout his or her life, but that change is influenced by many factors. In this lesson, we'll look at socioemotional development and how culture, school, and media, like television, impact it.

Peers, Schools, and Adolescent Development

12. Peers, Schools, and Adolescent Development

Adolescence is a time of change for most people. In this lesson, we'll look at the changes that occur in adolescence, including why peer groups become so important to teenagers and how school affects development.

The Impact of Socialization on Gender

13. The Impact of Socialization on Gender

The following lesson covers how boys and girls are taught how to be boys and girls and where and by whom they are taught this behavior. A short quiz will follow to check your understanding.

Motor, Sensory & Brain Development in the First Two Years of Life

14. Motor, Sensory & Brain Development in the First Two Years of Life

Babies grow and change so much in the first two years of life, and many of those changes are directly tied to the brain and its key functions. In this lesson, we'll look at brain, motor and sensory development in infants.

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