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ERIC Number: ED199207
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Aug
Reference Count: 0
A Taxonomy of Psychomotor Forms. Occasional Paper No. 35.
A taxonomy of psychomotor skills provides a classification of all human movement forms. The development of motor skills in this hierarchy begins with the reflexive physical responses of the infant. The stages of growth include basic interactive movement forms, skilled movement forms, and functional and creative movement forms. This taxonomy offers a way of viewing motor behavior based on a developmental rationale. A model is presented that offers a framework for the identification of all instances of human movement, whether they be dance, work, or sport related. This model focuses on what a movement does developmentally for the body. In developing a physical education curriculum, the model and taxonomy can be used in making decisions about: (1) the overall goals of the program; (2) the scope and sequence of the content; (3) the development of specific learning activities and materials; and (4) the selection of assessment objectives and techniques. (JD)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Developmental Stages, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Human Body, Motor Development, Movement Education, Perceptual Motor Learning, Physical Education, Psychomotor Objectives, Psychomotor Skills, Sequential Learning, Skill Development
Institute for Research on Teaching, College of Education, Michigan State University, 252 Erickson Hall, East Lansing, MI 48824 ($2.50).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Michigan State Univ., East Lansing. Inst. for Research on Teaching.