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Harrow Taxonomy: The Psychomotor Domain Cheat Sheet by

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Anita Harrow's taxonomy for the psycho­motor domain is organized according to the degree of coordi­nation including involu­ntary responses as well as learned capabi­lities. Simple reflexes begin at the lowest level of the taxonomy, while complex neurom­uscular coordi­nation make up the highest levels (Seels & Glasgow, 1990)

Psycho­motor Categories

Key Words
Reflex Movements
Reactions that are not learned, such as a involu­ntary reaction
react, respond
instin­ctive response
Fund­amental Moveme­nts
Basic movements such as walking, or grasping.
grasp an object, throw a ball, walk
perform a simple task
Perc­eptual Abilities
Response to stimuli such as visual, auditory, kinest­hetic, or tactile discri­min­ation.
catch a ball, draw or write
track a moving object, recognize a pattern
Physical Abilities (fitne­ss)
Stamina that must be developed for further develo­pment such as strength and agility
agility, endurance, strength
gain strength, run a marathon
Skilled moveme­nts
Advanced learned movements as one would find in sports or acting.
adapt, constr­ucts, creates, modifies
Using an advanced series of integrated movements, perform a role in a stage play or play in a set of series in a sports game.
Nond­isc­ursive commun­ication
Use effective body language, such as gestures and facial expres­sions.
arrange, compose, interp­ret­ation
Express one's self by using movements and gestures

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