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Ch 3: OAE Physical Education: Motor Development & Learning

About This Chapter

Improve your understanding of motor skills development using our engaging video lessons. An entire competency area of the Ohio Assessments for Educators (OAE) Physical Education exam is devoted to this subject.

OAE Physical Education: Motor Development & Learning - Chapter Summary

The lessons in this chapter are designed to reinforce your knowledge on key motor development and learning issues. Upon completion of the chapter's lessons, you should be well-prepared for any questions you see on the OAE Physical Education test about the following:

  • Motor unit summation
  • The development of fine motor skills in children
  • Motor and sensory changes that occur during late adulthood
  • Perceptual development
  • Factors that affect motor development
  • Motor development from infancy through adolescence
  • The use of sports and games to promote motor development

Once you have viewed the videos, you can print lesson transcripts to use as handy reference tools. The Timeline allows you to easily jump ahead or go back in a video. Take the self-assessment quizzes to measure your understanding of what you reviewed in the lessons and to practice answering the same type of multiple-choice questions you'll find on the OAE Physical Education exam.

8 Lessons in Chapter 3: OAE Physical Education: Motor Development & Learning
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
How Motor Unit Summation Develops Muscle Tension

1. How Motor Unit Summation Develops Muscle Tension

Did you know that skeletal muscles are composed of motor units? This lesson describes the nature of a motor unit and how motor unit recruitment regulates whole muscle contraction. Additionally, this lesson describes the effect of strength conditioning on muscle.

What Are Fine Motor Skills in Children? - Development, Definition & Examples

2. 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.

Sensory and Motor Changes in Late Adulthood

3. Sensory and Motor Changes in Late Adulthood

As people age, their senses change and dull. But why does this happen? In this lesson, we'll examine the changes in the brain and nervous system that cause a decline in sensory perception in later life.

Perceptual Development in Infants

4. Perceptual Development in Infants

Why are some senses more developed than others for a newborn? You'll learn which senses are initially important for infants to bond with and recognize their mothers and which one is still in development after birth.

The Role of Attention in Perceptual Development

5. The Role of Attention in Perceptual Development

How does a child's perceptual development progress, and what is the role of attention in this process? This lesson will use examples to teach you about this relationship and walk you through the changes.

Factors Influencing Motor Development

6. 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.

Motor Development in Infancy, Early Childhood & Adolescence

7. 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.

Promoting Motor Learning With Activities, Sports & Games

8. 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.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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