SKILL DEVELOPMENT IN SPORT

SPE2SDS

2020

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, you are introduced to the processes and techniques used in the acquisition of motor skills. The common theoretical approaches to understanding how people learn and perform motor skills will be examined.You will learn about key concepts in motor learning and techniques such as the use of feedback, verbal instruction, implicit learning, and constraints-based design as well as how to measure and track the results of learning. You will apply knowledge of practice design to create and test learning programmes to influence the development of sport and exercise skills. The subject will also provide you with an understanding of how to adjust tasks to suit the needs of individual learners and a set of guidelines for selecting appropriate approaches to learning.

SchoolSchool Allied Health,Human Serv & Sport

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorClare MacMahon

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Students must be enrolled in HBSES or HBSCD. All other enrolments require subject coordinator's approval.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects EXS3SKA

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsMotor Learning and Performance (5th Ed).RecommendedSchmidt R & Lee T. 2014Human Kinetics: Champaign, IL.
ReadingsMotor Learning and Skill Acquisition: Applications for Physical Education and SportRecommendedSpittle M. 2013Palgrave MacMillan: New York

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Explain the common theoretical models in skill acquisition.

Activities:
Online resources
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Quantitative Literacy)
Personal and Professional Skills (Study and Learning Skills)

02. Examine the changes in motor skill performance that occur with learning .

Activities:
Online resources, practicals
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Quantitative Literacy)
Personal and Professional Skills (Study and Learning Skills)

03. Analyse the major factors that influence the learning and performance of motor skills.

Activities:
Online resources, practicals
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Quantitative Literacy)
Personal and Professional Skills (Study and Learning Skills)

04. Apply principles of learning design to change performance outcomes.

Activities:
Online resources, practicals
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Quantitative Literacy)
Personal and Professional Skills (Study and Learning Skills)

05. Assess motor learning programs that include performance testing to measure rate of learning, for individual needs

Activities:
Online resources, practicals
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Quantitative Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Quantitative Literacy)
Personal and Professional Skills (Study and Learning Skills)

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2020, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorClare MacMahon

Class requirements

Practical Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours practical per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Requires large open sports-skill ready space (e.g., sports park labs), and sports equipment to learn and teach motor skills"

Seminar Week: 31 - 43
Nine 2.0 hours seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.
"Seminars to be scheduled weeks 31-38,and week 42"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Three 15 minute online tests (750 words equivalent)Three 15 min online tests including short answer and multiple choice questions.15 01, 02, 04
One written laboratory report (1,000 words)30 01, 02, 03, 04
One individual written skill acquisition project (2,000 words)55 04, 05