Scientific and Theoretical KnowledgePhysical education teacher candidates know and apply discipline-specific scientific and theoretical 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
Artifact:Lab 2-Motor Development
Date: September 26, 2011
Reflection: For my motor development class we went to St. Mary's Elementary School and worked with the students involved in the after school program. Each class we would observe two different children performing a variety of motor skills. This particular day we were observing the run, gallop and hop. As we observed the students we would asses them by filling out a chart. A "Y" indicated that they successfully fullfilled the skill criteria we were looking for and a "N" indicated that they unable to fulfill it. These observations and assessments were very beneficial to my peers and I. As a future physical educator I will have to be able to asses my students in a similar format. I will have to develop ways in which my students can easily utilize these motor skills in order for them to be successful later on in life.