Monday, January 31, 2011

Chapter 1 Summary

Chapter one of Developmental Physical Education for All Children, mainly talked abou tthe different domains of developmental physical education. The main domains that make up this are sensitive to the motor, cognitive, and affective domains. Motor domian is the basis for all movment skills. Many things, such as your hereditary make up, along with specific enviornmental condtions, can contribute to how your motor domain develops. I feel that it is important to concentrate on this particular domain because it teaches children the basic steps of movement, and you need movement for physical education, such as throwing a ball, walking, running, or bending. Cognitive learning is also important because it allows the student to think, reason, and rememeber what has been taught to them. Most young students learn best when you show them what they are suppose to be doing, and how to do it. However some cognitive learning can take place in the classroom. Finally the last domain is affect. Affective learning is learning that increases the ability of children to act, interact, and react differently with other people. This domain is also considered the "social" development, where young children learn the difference between right and wrong, and learn the can be rewarded or punished for their actions. A culturally deprived environment can impact how this domain develops in a child. When in a classroom, praise is a good thing to give to a child, because in their eyes everything is good, or bad.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Post Number 1

Today I went to St. Marys school to learn how I was going to be interacting with the kids. Each age group is different and have different ways of interacting with them. Over break I went into my old elementary school into my mother's pre-school class. This class had special needs students in it and they had to be treated/talked to in a different mannor then the rest of the students. When they were doing physical activity the teachers needed to assert themselves in a way that would keep the students attention but they needed to speak quickly because they would loose some of the children's attention. I think that going to lab will show me different ways to interact with older students as well as the younger ones.