Perceptual-motor Learning

2019-2020

Course Objective

Knowledge and understanding: The student is capable of describing and
summarizing the main tenets and concepts of contemporary theories of
perceptual-motor learning (i.e., motor programming approach, common-
coding approach, neuropsychological approaches, ecological approach,
dynamic systems and nonlinear pedagogical approach), including their
experimental methods and the key empirical evidence supporting them.
Applying knowledge and understanding: The student is capable of applying
the knowledge and ideas emanating from contemporary theories of
perceptual-motor learning to provide insight into existing habits and
questions related to perceptual-motor learning in the practices of
sports, rehabilitation and physical education.
Making judgments: The student is capable of critically assessing and
evaluating the underlying assumptions and empirical evidence for the
contemporary theories of perceptual-motor learning. The student is
capable of evaluating the applied value of the contemporary theories for
the practice of perceptual-motor learning in sports, rehabilitation and
physical education. The student is capable of distinguishing between
scientific theories and empirical facts on the one hand, and habits,
routines and conventions in practice on the other.
Communication: The student is capable of presenting (orally, writing and
using digital media) a concise summary of the main contributions of
contemporary
theories of perceptual-motor learning for applications in practice of
sports, rehabilitation and physical education. The student is capable of
contributing to discussions regarding the applied value of contemporary
theories for the practice of sports, rehabilitation and physical
education.

Course Content

The course provides a capita selecta of contemporary theories of
perceptual- motor learning, such as the motor programming approach,
common-coding approach, neuropsychological approaches, the ecological
approach and nonlinear pedagogy approach to perceptual-motor learning.
Among others, the following topics will be addressed;
variability of practice, video-feedback, self-controlled feedback, gaze-
training, education of attention, anticipation, internal & external
focus of attention, motor familiarity, observational learning, implicit
& explicit learning, analogy learning, errorless learning, reinvestment,
constraints-led learning, transfer of learning, creativity. On the one
hand, the course aims to deepen the understanding of contemporary
theories and concepts with respect to learning of perceptual-motor
skills. On the other hand, the course tries to bridge the gap between
findings from theory-driven and experimental research and practices of
training and (re-)learning of perceptual-motor skills in sports,
rehabilitation and physical education.

Teaching Methods

Six lectures provide the student with an introduction into the
contemporary approaches to perceptual- motor learning. The lectures give
a short background to the theories and provide a critical discussion of
the key concepts and empirical evidence. During the tutorials the
students (in groups) apply the contemporary theories to the practice of
perceptual- motor learning in sports, rehabilitation and physical
education by proposing theory- derived solutions to 'problems
from practice'. Finally, in the practical students practice a new
perceptual motor skill, and use the learning experience to reflect upon
the concepts, explanatory value and limitations of the scientific
approaches to perceptual-motor learning. Lectures 12 hours, tutorials 10
hours practical 4 hours, self study 142 (preparation lectures and
tutorials, making vlogs for practica letc. 80 hours and assessments 60
hours).

Method of Assessment

Written exam (open-end question) 70%;
Knowledge clip (30%),
Practical vlogs (pass/no pass)

Entry Requirements

The student is familiar with the type of problems and questions that
are addressed in theories and research of perceptual- motor
coordination, control and learning. The student is able to
independently search for, acquire and report knowledge from
contemporary scientific papers.

Literature

A collection of recent theoretical and experimental papers from the
scientific literature (details to be announced).

Custom Course Registration

For more info on tutorial, practicals etc. please see Canvas.

General Information

Course Code B_PERCML
Credits 6 EC
Period P2
Course Level 500
Language of Tuition English
Faculty Fac. of Behavioural and Movement Science
Course Coordinator dr. G.J. van der Kamp
Examiner dr. G.J. van der Kamp
Teaching Staff dr. G.J. van der Kamp

Practical Information

You need to register for this course yourself

Teaching Methods Seminar, Lecture