Growth and Motor Development Across the Lifespan
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Upon successful completion of this subject, the student should be able to:
- Explain your understanding of motor development theory and its application to instructional settings.
- Exhibit an understanding of phase development through movement and the factors that influence changes in developing humans.
- Express how movement can facilitate cognitive learning experiences and intellectual development.
- Foster a greater depth of knowledge of the education field by engaging with the peer-reviewed literature.
- Introduction to Lifespan Motor Development
- The Theory Behind Developmental Readiness
- Preparing for Birth
- Involuntary Movements on Infancy
- The Hierarchy of Voluntary Movement Development
- A Lifetime of Physical Activity Pursuit
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This introductory subject prepares educators from a variety of disciplines to meet the maturational needs of diverse learners by providing a foundational base of knowledge regarding physical and cognitive development from conception through adulthood, with an emphasis on early childhood and childhood. Teaching all children the benefits of lifelong physical activity participation through the use of developmentally appropriate assessment and programming strategies is the primary focus of this subject.
- Reading quizzes (24%)
- Discussion task engagement (22%)
- Lecture content quizzes (54%)