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Coffs Harbour
Gold Coast
Lismore

Unit description

Introduces students to the major concepts related to the theory and application of motor learning. Develops students' ability to structure, present and evaluate effective learning situations when teaching human movement.

Unit content

  • Measurement and analysis techniques in real world motor performance situations 
  • Defining and assessing learning and its relation to the transfer of learning
  • Action/reaction preparation
  • Attention and memory and its influence on learning
  • Stages of motor learning (Motor Learning Models)
  • Demonstration and instruction and its influence on learning
  • Augmented feedback and its influence on learning
  • Practice distribution and variability and its influence on learning
  • Practice specificity, design and mental practice influences on learning
  • Applied skill acquisition

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1differentiate among motor skill, motor performance and motor learning
2distinguish clearly and explain the role of cognitive, environmental and task variables in the learning of motor skills
3identify in detail the various phases of skill learning in motor performance
4create constructive plans for the teaching and evaluation of motor skills, including the strategic use of demonstration, instruction, practice, feedback and evaluation.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. differentiate among motor skill, motor performance and motor learning
  2. distinguish clearly and explain the role of cognitive, environmental and task variables in the learning of motor skills
  3. identify in detail the various phases of skill learning in motor performance
  4. create constructive plans for the teaching and evaluation of motor skills, including the strategic use of demonstration, instruction, practice, feedback and evaluation.

Prescribed texts

  • Prescribed text information is not currently available.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Lecture online (9 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Exam: take home40%
Workbook30%
Exam: viva30%

Teaching method
Lecture online (9 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Exam: take home40%
Workbook30%
Exam: viva30%

Teaching method
Lecture online (9 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Exam: take home40%
Workbook30%
Exam: viva30%
Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every teaching period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

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Fee information

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