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Course : Motor Skills Acquisition & Analysis

Course Number
KNES 2023
Section Number
Fall 2021
Bridwell Hall, 209 (Moved to Museum of Art due to capacity)
Days & Times
Final Exam Day/Time
Tuesday, December 07, 2021 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

 Course Objectives/Learning Outcomes

Specific learning objectives for the course derive from the SHAPE Standards for Secondary Physical Education, and the Texas SBEC standards. This course provides teacher candidates and SPLS students with a knowledge base of the environment in which they may teach. Satisfactory completion of the course will document that students have demonstrated the ability to:

·     Demonstrate knowledge of the developmental process throughout the lifespan. (SHAPE 1.e; SBEC IV)

·     Discuss the interaction of cognitive, social, and psychosocial constraints and motor development and learning. (SHAPE 1.d, 1.e; SBEC IV)

·     Discern the components of fundamental movement patterns. (SHAPE 1.a, 1.b, 1.e; SBEC I, VI)

·     Demonstrate and apply knowledge of fundamental motor skills in designing appropriate learning experiences for students. (SHAPE 1.a-1.e, 3.b; SBEC VI)

·     Demonstrate knowledge and application of a wide variety of appropriate implementation techniques (modeling, providing relevant feedback, appropriate demonstrations) to promote student learning. (SHAPE 4.b; SBEC III, V, VI)

·     Demonstrate knowledge of various ways of monitoring student progress.(SHAPE 4.e; SBEC VII)

·     Demonstrate knowledge of strategies and techniques for adapting and individualizing instruction to meet the needs of diverse learners. (SHAPE 1.a, 1.b, 3.d; SBEC V, VI)

·     Demonstrate knowledge of appropriate motor performance assessments. (SHAPE 5.a; SBEC VII)


Table 1: Points allocated to each assignment



Exams (3)


Entrance/Exit Slips, Reading Assignments, and Homework


Lab Write-ups


Developmentally Appropriate Activities Project


Total Points


This course is delivered via face-to-face at the university campus and online through D2L. Access to the MSU D2L online management system will be made available to each student. Each student is expected to be familiar with this program as it provides a primary source of communication regarding assignments, examination materials, and general course information. You can log into D2L through the MSU Homepage. If you experience difficulties, please contact the technicians listed for the program or contact your instructor.


Attendance is expected at all class meetings and you are expected to be on time when class begins. Leaving class early without prior permission will result in your being counted absent for the class session.

Due dates will be shared in D2L or in class. Any assignment can be submitted before the due date. Late assignments will have a minimum automatic 25% point deduction for each day late. Do not wait until the last minute on any of your work!!

Note: You may not submit a paper for a grade in this class that already has been (or will be) submitted for a grade in another course, unless you obtain the explicit written permission of me and the other instructor involved in advance.

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