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.
Topic 1: Measurement and analysis techniques in real world motor performance situations
Topic 2: Defining and assessing learning and its relation to the transfer of learning
Topic 3: Action/reaction preparation
Topic 4: Attention and memory and its influence on learning
Topic 5: Stages of motor learning (Motor Learning Models)
Topic 6: Demonstration and instruction and its influence on learning
Topic 7: Augmented feedback and its influence on learning
Topic 8: Practice distribution and variability and its influence on learning
Topic 9: Practice specificity, design and mental practice influences on learning
Topic 10: 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 among motor skill, motor ability and motor performance||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|2||distinguish clearly 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|
|3||identify in detail the various phases of skill learning in motor performance||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|4||create constructive plans for the teaching and evaluation of motor skills, including the strategic use of demonstration, instruction, practice, feedback and evaluation.||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
- Michael Spittle, 2013, Motor Learning and Skill Acquisition: Applications for Physical Education and Sport, Palgrave Macmillan, Australia. ISBN: 9781420256758.
Teaching and assessment
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