Chapter 18 Whole and Part Practice

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Chapter 18: Whole and Part Practice Concept: Base decisions about practicing skills as wholes or in parts on the complexity and organization characteristics of the skills Definitions o Whole practice A practice strategy that involves practicing a skill in its entirety o Part practice A practice strategy that involves practicing parts of a skill before practicing the whole skill Skill Complexity and organization o The decision to practice a skill as a whole or in parts can be based on the complexity and organization characteristics of the skill Complexity: Number of parts or components in a skill, and the attention demands on the task Note complexity is distinct from difficulty Organization: Spatial and temporal relationships among the parts of the skill High level of organization o Parts are spatially and temporally interdependent Low level of organization o Parts are relatively independent Decisions to Use Whole or Part Practice o
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