ERIC Number: ED319706
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
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Practical Research in Motor Development/Learning.
Beitel, Patricia A.; Mead, Barbara J.
A description is given of an ongoing collaborative research effort consisting of a series of studies with 3- to 5-year-old children, designed for the purpose of: (1) identifying factors contributing to motor learning/performance during the development years, i.e., psychological, sociological, and experiential variables; (2) determining the relationship between perceptual-motor attributes and acquisition of skill in perceptual-motor tasks with different environmental and movement demands; and (3) determining factors which help improve perceptual-motor attributes and/or facilitate skill acquisition. This examination of the learning/performance of "real world" perceptual-motor tasks is approached from the perspective of theory into practice, or the application of knowledge to useful ends. The ultimate goal of the study is to be able to test the 1- to 15-year longitudinal effects of: intervention techniques, methods of instruction, and a motor development program for children when these interventions are introduced to 3- to 5-year olds. A review of literature on research findings by motor development experts is presented, and a description is given of intended interventions and research methodology to be used. A bibliography is included. (JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Preconference Research Symposium of the Southern District of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (Little Rock, AR).