Dynamics of Skill Acquisition A Constraints-Led Approach

ISBN-10: 0736036865

ISBN-13: 9780736036863

Edition: 2008

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Dynamics of Skill Acquisition provides a comprehensive analysis of the evolution of the constraints-led perspective, a recognized theory in motor learning and control. It is the first text to outline the development of a conceptual model of coordination and control within a multidisciplinary framework, capturing the various interlocking scales of analysis and the many subsystems involved in producing behavior. Dynamics of Skill Acquisition incorporates several learning features to help both students and practitioners visualize the constraints-led approach in practice. In particular, the constraints-led approach shifts practitioners' perspective on how to do the following: Deal with individual differences, Organize practice to optimize learning, Use verbal instructions and feedback, Direct learners' attention during skill observation.
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Book details

List price: $92.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
Publication date: 9/18/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 264
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction to Skill Acquisition Theory and the Constraints-Led Approach
Traditional Theories of Skill Acquisition
Skill Acquisition: Definition and Theories
Common Features of Traditional Theories
Implications for Movement Practitioners
Summary
Physical Constraints on Coordination: Dynamical Systems Theory
Complex Systems: A Definition
Constraints on Complex Systems
Emergent Behavior in Human Movement
Constraints and Movement Coordination
Interacting Constraints
Coordination Processes in Human Movement Systems
Functional Role of Variability in Movement Systems
Summary
Informational Constraints on Coordination: An Ecological Perspective
Ecological Psychology and Information
Information-Movement Coupling
Haptic Information Constraints on Movement
Acoustic Information Constraints on Movement
Summary
Redefining Learning: A Constraints-Led Approach
The Perceptual-Motor Landscape
Newell's Model of Motor Learning
Practical Issues for Learning
Role of the Movement Practitioner: Nonlinear Pedagogy
Hands-Off Practitioners
Summary
Applying the Constraints-Led Approach
Understanding the Dynamics of Skill Acquisition
Constructing the Perceptual-Motor Landscape
The Practitioner's Perspective
Summary
Dealing With Individual Differences: Implications for a Nonlinear Pedagogy
Intrinsic Dynamics of the Movement System
Variation in Athletic Performance
Individual Differences in Practical Settings
Developing Decision-Making Skills
Summary
Organizing Practice to Optimize Learning
The Constraint of Time in Practice
Manipulating Task Constraints in Practice
Strategies for Structuring Practice
Summary
Using Verbal Guidance as an Informational Constraint on Learners
Effectiveness of Verbal Communication Strategies
Verbal Communication as a Temporary Informational Constraint
Attentional Focus and Verbal Communication
Interaction of Verbal Instructions and Feedback
Verbal Communication and Movement Disorders
Summary
Observational Learning as Directed Search
Directed Search and Observational Learning
Observational Learning in Social Contexts
Visual Perception Perspective on Observational Learning
Learner-Regulated Video Feedback
Summary
Implementing the Constraints-Led Approach: Case Studies
Practice and an External Focus of Attention
Dynamics of Learning the Soccer Chip
Individual Differences in Amputee Gait
Practice Organization for Soldiers
Instructions for Student Drivers
Modeling to Direct Students' Learning
Glossary
References
Index
About the Authors
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