An introduction to the discipline of motor behaviour, consisting of motor control, learning, and development. Covers the typical process of skill acquisition and the systems and function of human movement.
|Paper title||Motor Behaviour|
|Subject||Sport, Physical Education and Exercise|
|Teaching period||Semester 2 (On campus)|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$1,141.35|
|International Tuition Fees||Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.|
- (ANAT 101 and PHSL 101) or HUBS 191 or PHSE 102 or PHSE 191 or PSYC 111 or SPEX 102
- PHSE 202
- Schedule C
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- Teaching staff
Lecturers: Professor Chris Button
Dr Rebekah Blakemore
Dr Neil Anderson
- Teaching Arrangements
- Three 1-hour lectures per week
- Three 2-hour tutorials per semester
- Three 2-hour labs per semester
Internal assessment will count for 50% of the final mark and all work must be completed to meet Terms (i.e., to sit the final examination that counts for 50%).
- Information concerning all aspects of the paper will be provided via the Blackboard site, email and during the lectures, laboratories and tutorials.
Student responsibilities and participation:
- It is your responsibility as a student to be aware of the requirements, including how to meet Terms, for this paper
- It is essential that you attend lectures and check university email every weekday
No textbooks required. Course readings will be provided via eReserve on Blackboard.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Ethics, Information
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- Learning Outcomes
By the end of the paper, students will be able to:
- Explain the major theoretical frameworks for motor control, learning and development
- Explain how motor behaviour can be analysed and measured
- Define and classify motor abilities and skills
- Explain the roles of the skeletal system, neural messages, sensory feedback, the spinal cord, the neural pathways, and the brain in motor behaviour
- Identify optimal instruction and feedback methods for specific learners in specific contexts
- Describe motor development across the lifespan
- Observe and evaluate the levels of fundamental and applied motor skills
- Apply video technology for the qualitative analysis of human movement