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A cornerstone to the profession of human movement is an understanding of how people move. The ability to understand and explain how people learn motor skills is at the core of successful physical activity program design. An understanding of the main themes of skill acquisition provides the human movement professional with the tools to teach and correct movement. Knowing how people learn a motor skill allows the human movement professional to solve movement problems. The knowledge gained in this unit provides foundational understanding needed in units in pedagogy and exercise prescription.

Summary 2020

Unit name Motor Learning
Unit code ESP233
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
Faculty of Education
Discipline Education

Dr Scott Pedersen

Level Intermediate
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No



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Teaching Pattern

1 x 1 hr Lecture (13 Weeks), 1 x 2 hr tutorial (13 Weeks)


Task 1: Practical Knowledge Project (60%). Task 2: Content Knowledge Final Exam (40%).

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