Standard 1

Scientific and Theoretical Knowledge
Physical Education teacher candidates know and apply discipline-specific scientific concepts critical to the development of physically educated individuals.

Element: 1.3, Describe and apply motor development theory and principles related to skillful movement, physical activity and fitness.

Date: Spring 2012


Motor development lab 3 was to observe the motor skills of two students at St. Mary's Elementary School. The task was to describe the motor skills of a boy and a girl while they performed a leap, horizontal jump, and a slide. It was interesting to see the motor skill differences between boys and girls. After observing the students it helped me recognize and correct their motor skills. It is important as a physical educator to be able to describe and apply theories and principles related to skillful movement because it is the job of the physical educator to be able to break down, demonstrate and correct the elements of each movement skill.