Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students develop a theoretical understanding of human motor and learning performance. Through a series of lectures and laboratory classes the processes involved in acquiring motor skills are investigated together with the factors influencing such learning. This knowledge is integrated into a teaching context utilizing badminton as a medium of instruction. Concepts such as error detection and correction, mental practice, instructional feedback and types of practice are investigated.

FacultyFaculty of Education

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorGary Crouch

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules


Co-requisites EDU2HBS

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsMotor Learning and Skill AcquisitionPrescribedSpittle, M.(2013)PALGRAVE MCMILLAN
ReadingsMotor Learning and ControlRecommendedMagill, R. (2011)MCGRAW-HILL
ReadingsMotor Learning and PerformanceRecommendedSchmidt, R. and Wrisberg, C.(2008)HUMAN KINETICS

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2014, Semester 1, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGary Crouch

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Plus one hour of online learning per week"

Practical Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours practical per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.


Assessment elementComments%
Laboratory reports80% attendance required at workshops to pass subject.45