Monday, September 19, 2011

Questions for chapter 2

3) The requirements for learning a motor skill are the prerequisites, clear idea of the tasks, the implication for the teacher, motivational/attentional disposition to the skill, practice, and feedback.  Each step is very important to learning motor skills.  The prerequisites involves already having experience with previous easier skills that they have mastered.  The clear idea of the task is important because the students need to have a concrete idea of what they are going to be learning and what they are trying to do with the next task.  The implication of the teacher is important because you as the teacher need to make sure you have an open line of communication between you and your students of what you expect them to preform.  The motivational/attentional dispositions to skills the students need to be eagerly engaged in wanting to learn and perform the skills they are practicing.  Practice is important because you want to the student to be the best they can be at preforming the specified tasks.  You have to keep practicing to better yourself at each skill, your muscles have to be trained.  Feed back is important because as a teacher you want to help each student preform at the best of their ability.  You should always give the positive feedback first because you are expressing what they excel at.  After this is done you should give them the feedback of what they need to work on the better themselves at the skills.
4) Open skills are skills regulated by changes in the environment.  An example of this skill would be fielding a ground ball in baseball.  As a fielder you never have the same ground ball hit to you, everyone comes at you at a different angle and even take strange hops.  A closed skill would be a skill where the environment remains constant.  An example of this skill is shooting penalty kicks in soccer, the distance is constant as well as the goal.  A discrete skills are preformed with complete starts and stops.  An example of this would be pitching mechanics, they have a direct start and stop.  A serial skills are skills that are put into series.  An example of this is hitting a baseball then running to first base.  You combine hitting and running as one skill.  Each skill should be taught in a way that makes sense.  It does not any sense to teach serial skills before closed skills if the student does not know how to hit, run, or any other complex skill that is takes multiple skills to learn.  I feel that everyone can teach these skills in their own distinct styles as long as they make sense to teach them in order.  As a coach it would be much easier to teach these skills because to move on to the more complex skills for that sport they have to master the fundamentals.

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