Psychomotor Learning & Development

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Psychomotor learning & development aims to foster diagnostic tools and interventions for promotion of specific aspects found within childhood development. Studying and analyzing changes and, further on, providing implementations via advanced education or lectures is the basis for a good transfer of knowledge into real life situations. Surpassing the boundaries of general developmental studies, this system incorporates influences at a psychomotor level on social interactions into the research field which allows for a holistic approach towards childhood development.
Basic developmental theories such as Paige’s Cognitive Development Theory and Newell’s Theory of Constraints represent underlying constructs. The combination of motoscopic and motometric techniques, which means a combined analysis based on sport motoric tests and quantitative measures, is used to assess children from a prenatal age onwards. For the implementation, the target group here are not so much the children but the people who work with children on a pedagogical basis in elementary and primary school. Another topic which should be noted is supplementary research including sport motoric testing within schools and individual promotion within the pedagogical area relevant to individual development.
Techniques applied range from kinematic, kinetic and qualitative motion tracking to tests conceiving developmental steps during childhood.
A current study investigates the influence of skateboarding on ADHD patients. It is called “Skaten statt Ritalin” and is a cooperative work with Skate Aid, the district government of Münster and the Universitäts Klinikum Münster. A further cooperation is ongoing with the University of Lethbridge, Canada.

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Skaten statt Ritalin im ARD Morgenmagazin!

Das von Dr. Christian Bohn, Prof. H. Wagner und Prof. Dr. P. Ohrmann UKM gemeinsam mit Titus Dittmann durchgeführte Projekt Skaten statt Ritalin wurde im ARD Morgenmagazin vorgestellt. Eine Woche vorher wurde bereits im WDR Fernsehen 'aktuelle Stunde' und WDR Radio davon berichtet.

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Informationstermin „Sportförderunterricht“

Ab dem Sommersemester 2020 findet wieder die Ausbildung „Sportförderunterricht“ statt. Interessierte an dieser Zusatzqualifikation sind zur Vorbesprechung am 15.01.2020, 18.00 h, Fl. 018 herzlich eingeladen.
Mit freundlichem Gruß,
Christiane Bohn