Unformatted text preview: MOTOR LEARNING Motor Learning - a relatively permanent change in the performance levels of
a motor task as the result of practice. I. MOTOR SKILLS Motor Skill - denotes an act or task that has a goal to achieve and that
requires voluntary body or limb movement to be properly performed. The acquisition of a motor skill is a process in Which the learner develops a
set of motor responses into an integrated and organized movement pattern.
Skill, unlike talent, is a consequence of training and practice. A. Characteristics of Skillful Motor Performance 1. Production of a fast output of high quality. 2. An appearance of ease and smoothness of movement. 3. An anticipation of variations in the stimulus situation before they arrive. 4. Reduction in time to make a choice of responses once the signal is
identified. B. Types of Variables That Affect The Learning of a Motor Skill
1. Input variables - involve the capacity of a performer to understand directions, to judge velocities of objects in a complex space field, as well
as his ability to perceive his own movements. 2. State of the performer - maturation, tension and arousal, motives, etc.
3. Nature of the practice afforded - Whether practice is massed or distributed, Whether a skill is practiced as a Whole or in parts, or Whether the skill is a
component in a series. ...
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- Spring '09