Credit points: 15
Success in exercise and sport depends on your ability to develop a specific set of perceptual, cognitive and motor skills. This subject will expand your theoretical and practical understanding of motor performance and skill learning. In this subject you will explore the principles and apply the concepts of skill acquisition to a variety of real-world settings such as coaching, rehabilitation and everyday motor skill learning. In particular, this subject considers the role that different types of learning, practice, instruction and feedback have on the skill acquisition process. Throughout this subject, the implications of current research that has shaped our understanding of motor skill learning will be reviewed, in particular, evaluating the major characteristics of change that occur in human performance during the skill acquisition process.
SchoolLa Trobe Rural Health School
Subject Co-ordinatorNivan Weerakkody
Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo
Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG
Available as ElectiveNo
Prerequisites Must be admitted in one of the following courses: HZESPB, HBES, or HBESB, and must have passed EXS2MCL All other students require Subject Coordinator's approval
Quota Management StrategyN/A
Quota-conditions or rulesN/A
Minimum credit point requirementN/A
Motor Learning and Skill Acquisition: Applications for Physical Education and Sport
Resource TypeOther resource
Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A
Entire subject or partial subjectN/A
Total hours/days requiredN/A
Location of WBL activity (region)N/A
WBL addtional requirementsN/A
Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes
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Bendigo, 2021, Semester 1, Day
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorNivan Weerakkody
Laboratory ClassWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 hour laboratory class per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
LectureWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
SeminarWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 hour seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
Written Theory Examination (2-Hours, equivalent to 2000 words)
|Central exam||Individual||No||50||SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5|
One Written Assignment (equivalent to 1250 words) on laboratory work., Students are required to choose one laboratory from weeks 2-11.
|Report||Individual||No||25||SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6|
Four Online tests (equivalent to 1000 words, 250 words each)
|Quizzes||Individual||No||25||SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6|