standard 1

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 1.5. Analyze and correct critical elements of motor skills and performance concepts.

Artifact: Motor Development Lab 2
Date:  fall 2009

        Motor Development lab 2 was to observe the motor skills of students at St. Mary’s Elementary School. My task was to describe the motor skill of a young boy and girl as they performed a hop, a gallop, and a run. The results of their performance enabled to me to recognize and critique their motor movements. Being able to describe and apply theory and principles related to skillful movement is important for a physical educator because it is job of the educator to be able to break down, demonstrate and critique the elements of each skill movement. Click on link to view artifact
Element 1.4:  Teacher candidates will identify historical, philosophical, and social perspectives of physical education issues and legislation.
Artifact: Women and Sport Title IX Interview
Date: Fall 2009
            Women and Sport each student was required to interview a female adult who was impacted by Title IX, and find out how it affected her. Title IX was a supreme court ruling which stated; "No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance...", The passing of this law impacted so many lives. This insight gained from the interview gave me another perspective to look at athletics through. Here is the interview and research of my Title IX report.