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.

Element: 1.2 Describe and apply motor learning and psychological/behavioral theory related to skillful movement, physical activity, and fitness.

                 Motor Behavior Anticipation Lab (BACK)
                 Motor Behavior Anticipation Lab (Excel)

Date: Spring 2012

 In the Motor Behavior course I performed a lab on Anticipation Timing and Task Complexity. The purpose of this experiment is to determine what effect the complexity of the task has on the accuracy of our anticipation timing performance.

The lab results have shown that when we were distracted by texting, our response to the light stimulus was delayed. When we performed the simple task we were usually early waiting for the arrival of the light.

It is important for a physical educator to be aware that many sports and activities require proper timing on the part of the player. An athlete must not only anticipate the arrival of the stimulus but also begin the execution of the complex response prior to the arrival of the stimulus.

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

Artifact: Field Experience Lab CHAMPS
                 Back To Lab

Date: Spring 2011


In the Motor Development Course a field experience lab was conducted at CHAMP (Cortland Homer After- school Mentoring Program) on two different students.

The lab results have shown the abilities of the two students. Each student has different abilities. Not one student is alike in every aspect. The results of these tests allow us to determine which stage of proficiency they are in; Initial, Elementary, or Mature stage.

It is important for a physical educator to be able to analyze and correct critical elements of motor skills and performance concepts. You need to be able to break down the movement and assist the students in their development.

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