Effort Awareness

Effort Awareness – Movement Framework Approach

Aspects and Examples

 

Effort Component

Developing the Concept of Time

Fast and Slow

Help children develop a functional understanding of the concept of time by contrasting fast and slow actions of total body and body parts

Focusing on acceleration and deceleration

 

 

 

 

Exploring Force

Force is a contrast of muscular tensions

 

Hard -Strong

 

Soft - Light

 

Concept of force in skill development is usually relegated to control/utilization levels

Educational dance/gymnastics

Aggression; strength; power; firm; fine

 

Developing The Concept of Flow

Free flow

Actions are unstoppable; movement controls the situation

Batter’s swing

Running

Bound flow

Stoppable, cautious, restrained

Pushing a heavy object

Slow cartwheel