PERS30070 Skill Acquisition

Academic Year 2022/2023

The purpose of this module is to understand the principles underlying skill acquisition. Specifically, students will learn the stages of motor learning, the cognitive processes supporting skill acquisition, how motor skills are acquired, how learning can be enhanced and why skills attempts might fail. Each class will comprise of theoretical and practical components designed to encourage student interaction, curiosity and discussion. Formal lecture time and workshop sessions will be used to foster understanding of the area with a focus on the application of motor learning theories in the "real world". A practical learning laboratory will be used as a vehicle to evaluate and discuss hypotheses presented in the literature. Most often examples from sport will be used to clarify these, however it is important to keep in mind that the principles and concepts introduced in class apply to any situation in which movement is the primary means of achieving a particular goal (e.g. leisure activities, activities of daily living, rehabilitation, & sport).

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of this module, students should be able to:

(i) understand the principles underlying skill acquisition;
(ii) understand the stages of motor learning;
(iii) understand the cognitive processes supporting skill acquisition;
(iv) apply motor learning theories to practical situations.

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Specified Learning Activities

36

Autonomous Student Learning

65

Lectures

24

Total

125

Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
The module is primarily lecture-based with in-class discussion of critical cases. 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.


Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Pre-requisite:
SMGT10100 - Theory of Coaching I

Equivalents:
Skill Acquisition (SMGT30210)


 
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Assignment: Individual Assignment Unspecified n/a Graded No

50

Assignment: Individual assignment Unspecified n/a Graded No

50


Carry forward of passed components
No
 
Resit In Terminal Exam
Autumn No
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Not yet recorded.

Timetabling information is displayed only for guidance purposes, relates to the current Academic Year only and is subject to change.
 
Spring
     
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33 Wed 15:00 - 16:50