Scientific & Theoretical Knowledge
Physical education teacher candidates know and apply discipline-specific scientific and theoretical concepts critical to the development of physically educated individuals.
Describe and apply motor development theory and principles related to skillful movement, physical education, and fitness
Artifact: Motor Development (PED 201) Lab Skill Assessment.
Motor Development is the first block class in the physical education major, giving us a taste of what we will be getting involved in over the next two years. During this class we work closely with students from St. Mary’s School in an after school program in Cortland, NY. During this lab we focused on the locomotive skill of running, galloping and hopping. All of our games that were prepared for the day were targeted in some way of these locomotive skills. When observing the kids I realized that age/grade of the kid impacted how well they performed these locomotive skills. The older kids had mastered it while the younger kids were in the beginner stage of the movement. Some of the games that were played did not go as planned because of the maturity level. This was a great experience for us teacher candidates and gets us ready for the next level.