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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Intermediate

Pre-requisites

BIO10493 - Motor Control

Unit aim

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.

Unit content

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

Learning outcomes

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.

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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
2 conduct and interpret results of tests for the measurement of motor performance
3 describe in detail and explain the role of cognitive, environmental and task variables in the learning of motor skills
4 describe in detail the various phases of skill learning in motor performance
5 demonstrate competence in searching and interpreting the research literature in motor learning and control
6 effectively plan for teaching and evaluation of motor skills, including the strategic use of demonstration, instruction, practice, feedback and evaluation.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. differentiate between motor skill, motor ability and motor performance
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
  2. conduct and interpret results of tests for the measurement of motor performance
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
  3. describe in detail and explain the role of cognitive, environmental and task variables in the learning of motor skills
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
    • GA6:
  4. describe in detail the various phases of skill learning in motor performance
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
  5. demonstrate competence in searching and interpreting the research literature in motor learning and control
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
    • GA5:
    • GA6:
  6. effectively plan for teaching and evaluation of motor skills, including the strategic use of demonstration, instruction, practice, feedback and evaluation.
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
    • GA5:
    • GA6:

Prescribed texts

  • Magill, RA, 2011, Motor Learning and Control: Concepts and applications, 10th edn, McGraw Hill Publishers, Sydney. ISBN: 978-1-30-804447-7.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.