A Movement Processing Paradigm and the Curriculum in Physical Education

Bressan, Elizabeth S.
April 1987
Journal of Teaching in Physical Education;Apr1987, Vol. 6 Issue 3, p335
Academic Journal
The article focuses on curriculum development in physical education. A paradigm of movement learning and processing is presented. The authors highlight differences between scientific and professional theories. Acquisition of motor control skills, and neurological skills are discussed. The role of the brain in muscle control and skill acquisition is incorporated in the paradigm. Theories of motor control are explained, skill acquisition, movement pattern creation, and developmental influences. Application of motor control and motor ability theories to physical education is addressed.


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