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Lab_3_KIN_3513_Novice_Expert - KIN 3513 LAB 3 Novice Expert...

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KIN 3513 LAB 3 Novice - Expert Performance Differences Introduction Purpose: To become familiar with specific performance characteristic differences between novices and experts performing the same skill. Textbook Reading Chapter 12 Task The task is to find two people who perform the same skill but one is a novice (beginner) while the other is an expert (highly skilled). Observe each person perform the skill and report observations on the lab report form. [To adapt this to a physical rehabilitation context, the "novice" can be a patient who is just beginning rehab for a skill; the expert is a person not in therapy and can do the skill well.] Some examples of skills to observe: serving a tennis ball; batting a baseball; competitive weight lifting lift; throwing darts; a dance step or routine; transferring from a bed to a wheelchair; using a walker; ascending or descending stairs; handwriting. Procedures Select a motor skill you are interested in. You should know, or be able to find, two people who perform this skill: one who can be classified as a novice and one as an expert. Both must be willing to perform the skill while you observe. Observe the novice and the expert independently. Have each perform the skill 5 times while you observe. Observe the expert first if possible. This will help you know what to look for when you observe the novice.
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