North Shore - Foundations of PMP ( Perceptual Motor Programme) Moving Smart
Date: Monday 17 February
Venue: Willow Park School, 13-17 Comptin Street, Hillcrest, North Shore
Cost: Early bird $299 per person
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.
The day is filled with Movement Snacks – bite sized brain activities that work in a busy classroom.
Contact: Wendy Perera
(021) 741 309