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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - PET6235
Tracking Number - 2046
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- Date & Time Submitted: 2003-07-03
- Department: Physical Education
- College: ED
- Budget Account Number: 173200000
- Contact Person: Dr. Ellery
- Phone: 9743443
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Prefix: PET
- Number: 6235
- Full Title: Motor Learning
- Credit Hours: 3
- Section Type: C -
Class Lecture (Primarily)
- Is the course title variable?: N
- Is a permit required for registration?: Y
- Are the credit hours variable?: N
- Is this course repeatable?:
- If repeatable, how many times?: 0
- Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum): Motor Learning
- Course Online?: -
- Percentage Online:
- Grading Option:
R - Regular
- Prerequisites: Department Approval/Permission of Instructor
- Course Description: This course deals with motor learning research as it relates to exercise science. Emphasis will be placed upon normal developmental patterns and behaviors and motor learning principles throughout the life span.
- Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course: This course is part of a new Plan III Program of Study in Exercise Science that has just been approved by the College of Education Graduate Program Committee and the College Council.
- What is the need or demand for this course? (Indicate if this course is part of a required sequence in the major.) What other programs would this course service? This course would be open to students from other colleges interested in exercise science and health. This is a new course that has not been offered in the past, but enrollment is anticipated to be approximately 15 to 20 students per class.
- Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times? No
- What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.) All faculty teaching this course have completed at least 18 graduate semester hours in the teaching discipline and hold at least a masters degree.
- Objectives: By the end of this course, the student should have the following competencies:
6.1. Identify and control the factors which affect motor skill acquisition and performance (e.g., practice distribution demonstrations, reinforcement, transfer of learning, use of videotape).
6.2. Analyze movements relative to perceptual-motor elements.
6.3. Evaluate and conduct research in motor learning.
6.4. Interpret data obtained from various testing instruments and prescribe remedial physical activity based on those results.
6.5. Design, evaluate and implement learning environments which enhance motor skills acquisition in physical education, sport, or therapeutic settings.
- Learning Outcomes: Exam I:
Exam I will be given in midsemester and will encompass all of the information covered in class up to that point. The exam may include multiple choice, true/false, matching response, short and long answer formats.
Exam II will be given during finalsí week and will encompass all of the information covered in class up to that point. The exam may include multiple choice, true/false, matching response, short and long answer formats.
Students will have to complete a research project that will allow them to familiarize themselves with research studies in the area of motor learning and how it affects skill levels. Evaluation will be based on the following itemized list which will be converted and total 25% of the final grade.
American Psychological Association (APA) format [4pts]
2 Scientific Journals [12pts]
Students will have to research a subject in motor learning and present it to the rest of the class. Students will be encouraged to present their research to regional or national conferences. Evaluation will be based on the following itemized list which will be converted and total 20% of the final grade.
Comfort and confidence with material [14pts]
Ability to describe subject-matter [14pts]
Ability to respond to questions [12pts]
Students will be given assignments and have adequate time to complete and present to faculty. Evaluation will be based on the following itemized list which will be converted and total 15% of the final grade.
- Major Topics: 7.1. Introduction to Motor Behavior
7.1.1. Evolution of a Field of Study
220.127.116.11. Understanding Movement
18.104.22.168. Origins of the Field
7.1.2. Methodology for Studying Motor Performance
22.214.171.124. Classification of Behavior
126.96.36.199. Basic Considerations in Measurement
188.8.131.52. Measuring Motor Behavior
184.108.40.206. Empirical Equations
7.1.3. Human Information Processing
220.127.116.11. The Information-Processing Model
18.104.22.168. Three Stages of Information Processing
7.1.4. Attention and Performance
22.214.171.124. Types of Attention
126.96.36.199. Theories of Attention
188.8.131.52. Attention and Patterns of Interference Among Tasks
184.108.40.206. Attention and Interference During Movement
220.127.116.11. Attention, Arousal, and Anxiety
7.2. Motor Control
7.2.1. Sensory Contributions to Motor Control
18.104.22.168. Proprioception Influences on Motor Control
22.214.171.124. Feedforward Influences on Motor Control
7.2.2. Central Contributions to Motor Control
126.96.36.199. Open-Loop Processes
188.8.131.52. Central Control Mechanisms
184.108.40.206. Central Control of Rapid Movements
220.127.116.11. Motor Program Issues
18.104.22.168. Generalized Motor Programs
7.2.3. Principles of Simple Movement
22.214.171.124. Fitts' Law: The Logarithmic Speed-Accuracy Trade-Off
126.96.36.199. The Linear Speed-Accuracy Trade-Off
188.8.131.52. The Temporal Speed-Accuracy Trade-Off
184.108.40.206. Central Contributions to the Speed-Accuracy Trade-Offs
220.127.116.11. Correction Models of the Speed-Accuracy Trade-Off
18.104.22.168. Discrete Tasks
22.214.171.124. Continuous Tasks
7.2.5. Individual Differences and Capabilities
126.96.36.199. Experimental Versus Differential Approaches
188.8.131.52. Correlational Methods
184.108.40.206. Individual-Difference Variables
7.3. Motor Learning
7.3.1. Motor Learning Concepts and Research Methods
220.127.116.11. Motor Learning Defined
18.104.22.168. Measuring Motor Learning
22.214.171.124. Designing Experiments on Learning
126.96.36.199. Some Alternative Methods for Measuring Learning
188.8.131.52. Issues About the "Amount" of Learning
184.108.40.206. Importance of Understanding Learning and Performance Variables
7.3.2. Conditions of Practice
220.127.116.11. The Most Important Condition: Amount of Practice
18.104.22.168. Prepractice Considerations
22.214.171.124. Distribution of Practice
126.96.36.199. Variability of Practice
188.8.131.52. Contextual Interference: Blocked Versus Random Practice
184.108.40.206. Mental Practice
220.127.116.11. Part Versus Whole Practice
18.104.22.168. Principles of Practice Specificity
7.3.3. Augmented Feedback
22.214.171.124. Classifications and Definitions
126.96.36.199. Research on Augmented Feedback
188.8.131.52. Evaluating the Effects of Augmented Feedback
184.108.40.206. Knowledge of Performance
220.127.116.11. Knowledge of Results
18.104.22.168. Theoretical Issues: How Does Augmented Feedback "Work"?
7.3.4. The Learning Process
22.214.171.124. Characteristics of the Learning Process
126.96.36.199. Two Theories of Motor Learning
188.8.131.52. Differing Theoretical Perspectives of Motor Learning
7.3.5. Retention and Transfer
184.108.40.206. Fundamental Distinctions and Definitions
220.127.116.11. Measuring Retention and Transfer
18.104.22.168. Retention and Motor Memory
22.214.171.124. Retention Loss
126.96.36.199. Transfer of Learning
- Textbooks: Required text:
Schmidt, R. & Lee, T (1999). Motor control and learning: A behavioral emphasis (3rd ed.). Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.
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