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.
Elements – Teacher candidates will:
1.1- Describe and apply physiological and biomechanical concepts related to skillful movement, physical activity and fitness.
1.2- Describe and apply motor learning and psychological/behavioral theory related to skillful movement, physical activity, and fitness.
1.3- Describe and apply motor development theory and principles related to skillful movement, physical activity, and fitness.
1.4- Identify historical, philosophical, and social perspectives of physical education issues and legislation.
1.5- Analyze and correct critical elements of motor skills and performance concepts.
Artifact: Motor Development Lab Skill Assessment
Date: Spring 2010
Throughout my spring semester at SUNY Cortland, I traveled to St. Mary’s every Monday to work with students at the elementary level. My peers and I would each be assigned to a specific age group, where we would then teach children how to acquire a certain skill. With each skill we would demonstrate the proper form to obtain most accurate results. To make learning each skill fun, we would incorporate the skill into games and activities based on a theme we had to follow. Most themes would pertain to a certain holiday that was coming up, or a movie that we believed the children would most enjoy. With Lab 4 we needed to involve an Easter theme while teaching the students the skills of throwing and catching. While teaching the children in my game, we had to evaluate a specific boy and girl on their ability to complete these skills. The boy and girl were both able to throw and catch, but the girl had more trouble catching the ball. When receiving she caught the ball very close to her chest instead of extending her arms out. After teaching these skills to the St. Mary’s children, I feel successful at helping children to throw and catch a ball while using proper performance skills. I now know how knowledgeable a child is when first learning a new skill, and what it takes to teach them specifically how to complete it. Each child will start at a different skill level, and I can give out proper advice to help the child complete the skill to the best of their ability.
You can find the skill assesments for this lab here !