Wednesday, March 3, 2010

7 Homework Questions

  1. The three critical issues facing children in the US today are in-school and community violence and student safety, childhood obesity, and precocious puberty among your students.
  2. The following are 2 goals of the concept “Developmental Physical Education.”
    1. Movement skill acquisition
    2. Physical activity and fitness enhancement
  3. The three factors that explain the relationships that lead to the development of the whole child is the biology of the individual, conditions of the learning environment, and the requirements of the movement task. According to the fourth edition Developmental Physical Education for All Children, developmental physical education recognizes the relationship among the specific requirements of the movement task, the biology of the individual, and the conditions of the learning environment in promoting motor control and movement competence.
  4. Individual appropriateness is the key concept of developmental physical education and is based on the central proposition that each child has his unique timing and pattern of growth and development. On the other hand, group awareness is important in the developmental physical education program but is secondary to individual appropriateness. The developmental curriculum is not based on chronological age or grade level but is influenced by both.
  5. Fundamental movement skills include locomotion and manipulation. Three examples of locomotion and walking, running, and leaping. Three examples of manipulation are ball rolling, throwing, and kicking.
  6. Patterns of stability can be observed as axial, static, and dynamic movements. Two examples of axial movements are bending and stretching. Two examples of static/dynamic movements are upright balances, and rolling.
  7. Physical fitness is defined as a combination of two concepts. These two concepts are health-related fitness and performance-related fitness.

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