Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - PET6235
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- Department and Contact Information
Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted 2046 2003-07-03 Department College Budget Account Number Physical Education ED 173200000 Contact Person Phone Dr. Ellery 9743443 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Course Information
Prefix Number Full Title PET 6235 Motor Learning 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 Credit Hours Section Type Grading Option 3 C - Class Lecture (Primarily) R - Regular Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum) Motor Learning Course Online? Percentage Online -
Department Approval/Permission of Instructor
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.
A. 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.
B. 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.
C. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times?
D. 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.
- Other Course Information
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.
B. Learning Outcomes
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.
C. Major Topics
7.1. Introduction to Motor Behavior
7.1.1. Evolution of a Field of Study
188.8.131.52. Understanding Movement
184.108.40.206. Origins of the Field
7.1.2. Methodology for Studying Motor Performance
220.127.116.11. Classification of Behavior
18.104.22.168. Basic Considerations in Measurement
22.214.171.124. Measuring Motor Behavior
126.96.36.199. Empirical Equations
7.1.3. Human Information Processing
188.8.131.52. The Information-Processing Model
184.108.40.206. Three Stages of Information Processing
7.1.4. Attention and Performance
220.127.116.11. Types of Attention
18.104.22.168. Theories of Attention
22.214.171.124. Attention and Patterns of Interference Among Tasks
126.96.36.199. Attention and Interference During Movement
188.8.131.52. Attention, Arousal, and Anxiety
7.2. Motor Control
7.2.1. Sensory Contributions to Motor Control
184.108.40.206. Proprioception Influences on Motor Control
220.127.116.11. Feedforward Influences on Motor Control
7.2.2. Central Contributions to Motor Control
18.104.22.168. Open-Loop Processes
22.214.171.124. Central Control Mechanisms
126.96.36.199. Central Control of Rapid Movements
188.8.131.52. Motor Program Issues
184.108.40.206. Generalized Motor Programs
7.2.3. Principles of Simple Movement
220.127.116.11. Fitts' Law: The Logarithmic Speed-Accuracy Trade-Off
18.104.22.168. The Linear Speed-Accuracy Trade-Off
22.214.171.124. The Temporal Speed-Accuracy Trade-Off
126.96.36.199. Central Contributions to the Speed-Accuracy Trade-Offs
188.8.131.52. Correction Models of the Speed-Accuracy Trade-Off
184.108.40.206. Discrete Tasks
220.127.116.11. Continuous Tasks
7.2.5. Individual Differences and Capabilities
18.104.22.168. Experimental Versus Differential Approaches
22.214.171.124. Correlational Methods
126.96.36.199. Individual-Difference Variables
7.3. Motor Learning
7.3.1. Motor Learning Concepts and Research Methods
188.8.131.52. Motor Learning Defined
184.108.40.206. Measuring Motor Learning
220.127.116.11. Designing Experiments on Learning
18.104.22.168. Some Alternative Methods for Measuring Learning
22.214.171.124. Issues About the "Amount" of Learning
126.96.36.199. Importance of Understanding Learning and Performance Variables
7.3.2. Conditions of Practice
188.8.131.52. The Most Important Condition: Amount of Practice
184.108.40.206. Prepractice Considerations
220.127.116.11. Distribution of Practice
18.104.22.168. Variability of Practice
22.214.171.124. Contextual Interference: Blocked Versus Random Practice
126.96.36.199. Mental Practice
188.8.131.52. Part Versus Whole Practice
184.108.40.206. Principles of Practice Specificity
7.3.3. Augmented Feedback
220.127.116.11. Classifications and Definitions
18.104.22.168. Research on Augmented Feedback
22.214.171.124. Evaluating the Effects of Augmented Feedback
126.96.36.199. Knowledge of Performance
188.8.131.52. Knowledge of Results
184.108.40.206. Theoretical Issues: How Does Augmented Feedback "Work"?
7.3.4. The Learning Process
220.127.116.11. Characteristics of the Learning Process
18.104.22.168. Two Theories of Motor Learning
22.214.171.124. Differing Theoretical Perspectives of Motor Learning
7.3.5. Retention and Transfer
126.96.36.199. Fundamental Distinctions and Definitions
188.8.131.52. Measuring Retention and Transfer
184.108.40.206. Retention and Motor Memory
220.127.116.11. Retention Loss
18.104.22.168. Transfer of Learning
Schmidt, R. & Lee, T (1999). Motor control and learning: A behavioral emphasis (3rd ed.). Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.
E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases
F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy
G. Assignments, Exams and Tests
H. Attendance Policy
I. Policy on Make-up Work
J. Program This Course Supports
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