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.
|Unit name||Motor Learning|
|Faculty/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
Faculty of Education
Dr Scott Pedersen
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
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- Identify relevant variables of motor learning to apply knowledge to professional areas
- Understand the difference between performance improvements and motor learning, and become familiar with how these are tested, measured and presented
- Discuss the cognitive skill learning characteristics of motor control and functional skill development by analysing their measurement in research and application to practice
- Identify key attributes of learning proposed by leading researchers in the field, and discuss hypotheses that attempt to explain why motor learning occurs; and
- Discover theory to practice techniques from the literature that can be directly applied to professional areas to benefit student/client motor learning.
ESP160 or EDU104
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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