PHED 21200: Motor Skill Development

 

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Search Exercise

  • Each group must develop a search for your library research report

You are required to select Two (2) articles that address current issues and trends in motor skill development research and application in teaching physical education. You could use a variety of research databases in the library for this assignment. When you have identified the articles that interest you, write a summary of the article and how you propose to use this information in designing a developmentally appropriate physical education curriculum that meets the needs of all learners. You MUST submit the articles selected with your written work in APA format. There is a maximum two (2) page limit for each summary.
assignment that requires you to find two (2) articles that address current issues and trends in motor skill development research and application in teaching physical education

 
  • Use the white boards or paper to brainstorm and generate new ideas.


  • Try to think about ideas and issues that are related to your topic. This process will help you to zero in on your research topic, and the ideas you come up with can be used as keywords to search in your database.

Search Strategies

Be Sure to Limit to Peer Reviewed

Search Strategies 

SportDiscus
This search strategy example focuses on research or trends in motor skill development

1. physical education or physical activity or physical training 
2. child* or adolescen* or teen*
3. motor skill or motor development or motor skill development or child development or motor ability or human mechanics
4. research or trends

Proquest Education




1. "physical education"
2. motor development OR motor skill* OR motor abilit*
3. trend* OR research
4. child*

This search strategy example focuses more on the application in teaching physical education. Notice the the fourth search concept that includes the following keywords: curriculum or school* or teach*




1. physical education or physical activity or physical training 
2. child* or adolescen* or teen*
3. motor skill or motor development or motor skill development or child development or motor ability or human mechanics
4. curriculum or school* or teach*   



 

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