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.
- 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
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:|
|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.|
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
- differentiate among motor skill, motor performance and motor learning
- distinguish clearly and explain the role of cognitive, environmental and task variables in the learning of motor skills
- identify in detail the various phases of skill learning in motor performance
- create constructive plans for the teaching and evaluation of motor skills, including the strategic use of demonstration, instruction, practice, feedback and evaluation.
Prescribed Learning Resources
- Spittle, M, 2013, Motor Learning and Skill Acquisition: Applications for Physical Education and Sport, Palgrave Macmillan, Australia. ISBN: 9781420256758.
Teaching and assessment
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