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|
|College/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
Faculty of Education
|Coordinator||Doctor Scott Pedersen|
|Available as an elective?||No|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (refer to How do I withdraw from a unit? for more information).
Unit census dates currently displaying for 2022 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2022 will be available from the 1st October 2021. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).
- 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.
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1,3||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3||Domestic Full Fee 4|
1 Please refer to more information on student contribution amounts.
2 Please refer to more information on eligibility and Approved Pathway courses.
3 Please refer to more information on eligibility for HECS-HELP.
4 Please refer to more information on eligibility for FEE-HELP.
Please note: international students should refer to What is an indicative Fee? to get an indicative course cost.
PrerequisitesESP160 or EDU104
|Assessment||Test or quiz (20%)|Examination - invigilated (internally) (30%)|Project (50%)|
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
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