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Chapter 1: Fundamental Concepts Life Span Motor Development http://www.humankinetics.com/lifespanmotordevelopment/student.cfm Motor Development is the sequential, continuous age related process whereby movement behaviour changes. Motor Learning refers to the relatively permanent gains in motor skill capability associated with practice or experience (e.g. changing the grip on a tennis racket) Motor Behaviour encompasses both ideas into one. Newell’s Constraints Model By changing any one, two, or three of the components, one’s physical movement changes. E.g. walking barefoot on sand, and walking barefoot on ice. The actions change. A constraint is a characteristic of the individual, environment, or task that either facilitates or restricts movements. By limiting some movements, it permits other movements (do not consider constraints as negative – e.g. a water dam restricts water flow, but allows energy collection). Individual constraints
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