Standard 1

Standard 1: Scientific and Theoretical Knowledge
Physical education teacher candidates know and apply discipline-specific scientific and
theoretical concepts critical to the development of physically educated individuals.

 Elements – Teacher candidates will:

Describe and apply physiological and biomechanical concepts related to skillful
movement, physical activity and fitness.

Describe and apply motor learning and psychological/behavioral theory related to skillful
movement, physical activity, and fitness.

Describe and apply motor development theory and principles related to skillful
movement, physical activity, and fitness.

Identify historical, philosophical, and social perspectives of physical education issues and

Analyze and correct critical elements of motor skills and performance concepts.
Scientific and Theoretical

Element 1.2: Describe and apply
Motor learning and psychological/
Behavioral theory related to skillful
Movement, physical activity and

Artifact: PED 201 Lab

Date: Spring 2010


This Lab is from my PED 201 Lab
Our lab took place at St Mary’s
Elementary school in Cortland NY
At their after school program. When
Assessing the students at St. Mary’s
We watched how the students behaved
In a play setting, focusing on skill
Movement, physical activity and
Fitness of the children.

The information that I gathered on
Students indicates how skillful the
Students are in jump roping at different
Ages. A common occurrence was that
The older kids were more skilled in
Jump roping as they could do more
Advanced skills.

Being able to assess students will help
Me as a teacher in the future so that I
Can guide students in the correct direction
to try and master a skill as best as they can.