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Ch 15: NMTA Phys Ed: Human Growth & Development

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Study this chapter to review the stages of human growth and development from infancy through adulthood. Reviewing these lessons will help you prepare for the NMTA Physical Education exam.

NMTA Phys. Ed: Human Growth & Development - Chapter Summary

This chapter seeks to aid you in your studies for the NMTA Physical Education exam through describing the stages of human growth and development. These lessons will explain and provide examples of physical, cognitive, social, and emotional development and describe factors that impact development and growth. Additionally, these lessons will specifically address:

  • Early childhood, adolescent, and early adulthood physical development
  • Cognitive development in children
  • How play impacts cognitive development
  • Cognitive development in adolescence and early adulthood
  • Stages of psychomotor development from infancy to adulthood
  • Physical education activities based on age and developmental stage
  • Stages of development and affective growth
  • Development of the brain and motor and sensory skills in infants

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14 Lessons in Chapter 15: NMTA Phys Ed: Human 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.

Factors Influencing Growth & Development

5. Factors Influencing Growth & Development

There are numerous factors that play various roles in our growth and development. This lesson looks at the main categories of factors and specific examples of their impact on growth and development.

What are Cognitive, Social, and Emotional Development?

6. 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

7. 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

8. 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

9. 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

10. 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.

Stages of Psychomotor Growth & Development

11. Stages of Psychomotor Growth & Development

In this lesson we will learn about the stages of psychomotor development in infancy, early childhood, late childhood, adolescence and adulthood. For the purpose of this lesson, these are classified as physical, cognitive, communicative and socio-emotional.

Age-Appropriate Physical Education Activities & Instruction

12. Age-Appropriate Physical Education Activities & Instruction

Physical education is an important aspect of a child's coordination and development, and it helps students engage in exercise. Use this lesson to understand how to tailor activities to each child's developmental level.

Affective Growth & Development: Stages & Characteristics

13. Affective Growth & Development: Stages & Characteristics

You can think of affective growth as a person's social-emotional development, and like all learning, it occurs over a lifetime. This lesson will take a look at the stages of affective growth as they're experienced at different points of life.

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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