MOVEMENT EDUCATION CONCEPTS AND VOCABULARY

MOVEMENT EDUCATION CONCEPTS AND VOCABULARY

 

Body Awareness
Body Parts: Head, Legs, Hands, Fingers, Knees
Body Surfaces: Flat, Bumpy, Smooth, Hairy, Hard, Soft Body
Shapes: Stretched/Curled, Numbers, Letters, Creative Shapes
Body Relationships: Near/Far, In/Out, Around/Through, Bigger/Smaller
Manipulation of Objects: In control, Out of control, Self/Partner

Space Awareness
Division of Space: Safe Self Space, General Space, Invasion of Space, Open Space,
Changing Space Direction: Forwards, Backwards, Sideways, Left, Right, Up, Down
Levels: High, Medium, Low
Pathways: Straight, Curved, Zig Zag
Range: Range of success, Range of motion
Planes: Horizontal, Frontal

Effort Awareness

Transfer of Weight: Shifting Weight
Balance: Base of Support, Self Balance, Object Balance
Speed: Fast, Medium, Slow, Accelerate, Decelerate
Force: Creating Force, Absorbing Force, Explosive Force, Pushing/Pulling

Quality of Movement
Flow: Free Flow, Bound Flow
Movement Sequence: Creating Sequences, Partner Sequences, Sequences with Objects, Locomotor, Nonlocomotor, Mirroring