Standard 1

Scientific & 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 (Lab 2)

Date: Fall 2010

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

Reflection: In lab 2 of my Motor Development class we were tasked with job of observing two students and critiquing their motor skills. The three skill we were focusing on that day were running, galloping and hopping. By studying and observing the students movements I gained a better understanding of what i should be looking for and recognizing each student’s development. By understanding each specific movement of a skill i can better demonstrate how a skill should look and even feel, but also work more in depth on specific parts that any given student is having trouble with. Understanding the theory of movements across all the categories of physical education, health and fitness is a integral part of being a Physical Educator. Applying these theories is where the journey begins.