Elite athletes capture our attention with their spellbinding skill; whether it is a swimmer effortlessly gliding through the water or a soccer player dribbling past three defenders to score a goal, they seem to make it look so easy. Have you ever asked yourself how these athletes become so skilful? If you have, then this unit is for you. Together, we will seek to uncover how elite athletes adapt to their ever-changing performance environments, how they creatively solve problems, and how they develop such high levels of consistency and proficiency. To do so, you will learn about the interdisciplinary science of skill acquisition, gaining theoretical and practical knowledge to improve coaching practice and sports science.
- Constraints on coordination
- Ecological perception
- Dynamics of skill acquisition
- Constraints-led approach to skill acquisition
- Constraints-led approach in action – Part A
- Constraints-led approach in action – Part B
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||examine the ecological dynamics approach to skill acquisition|
|2||appraise the task representativeness of a coaching session|
|3||apply the constraints-led approach to design practice environments that develops skilful behaviours|
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
- examine the ecological dynamics approach to skill acquisition
- appraise the task representativeness of a coaching session
- apply the constraints-led approach to design practice environments that develops skilful behaviours
Prescribed Learning Resources
- No prescribed texts.
- No prescribed resources/equipment.
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