Standard 1

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

Artifact: Motor Development Lab
Element: 1.3
Date: Spring 2011

The labs I accomplished in Motor Development 201 demonstrate the knowledge I have gained about Motor Development, and how it relates to skillful movement, physical activity, and fitness. Motor development is the progressive change in one's movement behavior brought about by interaction of movement task with the biology of the individual and conditions of the learning environment. Skillful movement is the development of fundamental and specialized movement skills that are essential in physical activity and life. Physical activity allows children to stay healthy and achieve overall fitness.