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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||Second Semester|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$1,080.30|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$5,061.45|
- SPEX 102 or (PHSL 101 and ANAT 101) or HUBS 191 or PHSE 191 or PSYC 111 or PHSE 102
- PHSE 202
- Schedule C
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- Teaching staff
- 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 and during the lecture/seminar.
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.
Haibach-Beach, P. S., Reid, G., & Collier, D.H. (2017). Motor Learning and Development (2nd ed.). Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.
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- Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Ethics, Information
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- Learning Outcomes
By the end of the paper, students should 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.
- Observe and evaluate the levels of fundamental and applied motor skills.
- Apply video technology for the qualitative analysis of human movement.