Foundations of PMP ( Perceptual Motor Programme) Moving Smart
Date: Friday 14 Feburary
Venue: Hingaia Peninsula School, 171 Hingaia Road, Auckland
Cost: Early bird $299 per person until Monday 10 February, 9pm.
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PMP is seen as part of the programme of total experiences. It is not a physical education programme alone, or music, or fitness, or dance, or gymnastics. It is a programme that uses facets of all of the above in order to develop children's perceptions. The perceptions and judgments that are formed over time help determine how children react to their environment, to others, and to new ideas.
PMP is different because it aims to develop the child rather than the skill. It is not purely a motor programme. It is a perceptual motor programme where language is the key factor in providing the perceptual knowledge about the motor experience. The programme has it's roots in the development of language, the gaining of problem solving skills, and general readiness areas.
Children with common problems such as inattention, day dreaming, wandering, laziness, clumsiness, and disruptive behaviour are often those with a poorly developed "perceptual world." These children risk becoming frustrated and stressed which can shut down their ability to concentrate and comprehend.
In short, refining perceptual judgments prepare the brain for learning.
Whether you are just introducing PMP coursework into your school or you already have the programme up and running, on going PMP teachers courses and workshops are available to enhance educators' understanding of the objectives, benefits, applications, and teaching techniques of PMP including
- Rationale for Perceptual Motor Programme
- Skill techniques
- Floor sessions
- Memory training
- Developing language through the programme
- Evaluation procedures
- Practical activities
- Equipment and resources required to run the programme.
Contact: Wendy Perera
(021) 741 309