Chapter 8 Practice Design

Chapter 8 Practice Design - Principles of Practice Design...

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Principles of Practice Design
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“Practice Makes Perfect” In reality, practice does not guarantee that a learner will become more proficient. Practice needs to be designed so as to lead to optimal gains in skill proficiency; influenced by: Learner Task Environment
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Breaking Down Skills When should a skill be broken down into parts? When should it be practiced as a whole? How do speed and accuracy influence skill acquisition? How are skills that must be performed with equal proficiency on both the dominant and non- dominant hand best learned?
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Items to Consider When Deciding on Whole vs. Part Practice Nature of the skill Capability of the learner Part practice techniques Attention cueing
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Nature of the Skill Task complexity: How many subcomponents? How many information-processing demands? Task organization: How much does the performance of each part of the skill depend on the component that precedes it?
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Examples of Skills Classified According to Task Complexity and Organization
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Capability of the Learner Use part practice with: Learners with limited movement experiences Learners who are overwhelmed by the task
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This note was uploaded on 09/08/2011 for the course ESS 3303 taught by Professor Staff during the Summer '08 term at Texas Tech.

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