ERIC Number: EJ826400
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Reference Count: 7
Measuring Motor Skill Learning--A Practical Application
Kovacs, Christopher R.
Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, v22 n2 p25-29 Nov-Dec 2008
The assessment of fundamental motor skills in early learners is critical to the overall well-being and physical development of the students within the physical education setting. Olrich (2002) has suggested that any physical education program must be designed to assess both measures of physical fitness and fundamental motor skills in all students. By promoting and assessing the physical fitness of the youth in physical education programs, educators may impact future behaviors that might influence lifelong patterns of physical activity. In this article, the author provides practical suggestions on how physical educators can measure motor learning in children and assess the effectiveness of activity programming.
Descriptors: Physical Education, Physical Activities, Physical Fitness, Program Effectiveness, Psychomotor Skills, Physical Development, Perceptual Motor Learning, Student Evaluation, Physical Education Teachers, Children, Early Childhood Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
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