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.

SchoolSchool of Education

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorCathleen Farrelly

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


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

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Demonstrate understanding of the processes of motor skill acquisition in children and adults.


02. Design and implement physical education lessons that consider the principles associated with effective motor learning instruction.


03. Work effectively as a member of a teaching team.


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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2015, Semester 1, Blended


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% ILO*
Examination55 01, 02
Laboratory reports45 01, 02, 03