Introduces students to the major concepts related to the theory and application of motor learning and to develop their ability to structure and present effective learning situations in human movement.
Topic 1: Motor skills/abilities classification and measurement
Topic 2: Performance analysis and measuring motor performance
Topic 3: Expert, novice differences, literature search strategies and critical review of research
Topic 4: Action/reaction preparation
Topic 5: Attention and memory
Topic 6: Defining and assessing learning
Topic 7: Stages of motor learning and transfer of motor learning
Topic 8: Demonstration and instruction
Topic 9: Augmented feedback
Topic 10: Practice conditions - variability and specificity of practice, distribution of practice, whole and part practice, and mental practice
Topic 11: 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.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||differentiate between motor skill, motor ability and motor performance||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|2||conduct and interpret results of tests for the measurement of motor performance||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|3||describe in detail and explain the role of cognitive, environmental and task variables in the learning of motor skills||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
|4||describe in detail the various phases of skill learning in motor performance||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|5||demonstrate competence in searching and interpreting the research literature in motor learning and control||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning||Communication and social skills|
|6||effectively plan for teaching and evaluation of motor skills, including the strategic use of demonstration, instruction, practice, feedback and evaluation.||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning||Communication and social skills|
- Magill, RA, 2011, Motor Learning and Control: Concepts and applications, 8th edn, McGraw Hill Publishers, Sydney. ISBN: 978-007-128940-5.
Teaching and assessment
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