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A constraints-led perspective to understanding skill acquisition and game play: a basis for integration of motor learning theory and physical education praxis?
Background: In order to design appropriate environments for performance and learning of movement skills, physical educators need a sound theoretical model of the learner and of processes of learning.Expand
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The Role of Nonlinear Pedagogy in Physical Education
In physical education, the Teaching Games for Understanding (TGfU) pedagogical strategy has attracted significant attention from theoreticians and educators for allowing the development of gameExpand
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Nonlinear pedagogy: Learning design for self-organizing neurobiological systems
In this paper, key concepts in ecological psychology and nonlinear dynamics exemplify how learning design can be shaped by ideas of self-organization, meta-stability and self-organized criticality inExpand
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Nonlinear Pedagogy: An Effective Approach to Cater for Individual Differences in Learning a Sports Skill
Learning a sports skill is a complex process in which practitioners are challenged to cater for individual differences. The main purpose of this study was to explore the effectiveness of a NonlinearExpand
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Nonlinear Pedagogy in Skill Acquisition: An Introduction
Nonlinear pedagogy is a powerful paradigm for understanding human movement and for designing effective teaching, coaching and training programs in sport, exercise and physical education. It addressesExpand
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Nonlinear pedagogy: a constraints-led framework for understanding emergence of game play and movement skills.
Nonlinear Pedagogy is presented as a methodology for games teaching, capturing how phenomena such as movement variability, self-organization, emergent decision making, and symmetry-breaking occur as a consequence of interactions between agent-agent and agent-environment constraints. Expand
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Nonlinear Learning Underpinning Pedagogy: Evidence, Challenges, and Implications
This article provides a brief overview of the framework of nonlinear pedagogy and evidence emanating from motor learning literature that underpins a nonlinear pedagogical approach. In addition,Expand
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Focus of attention and its impact on movement behaviour.
Investigations into the relative effectiveness of either focusing on movement form (internal focus) or movement effects (external focus) have tended to dominate research on instructional constraints.Expand
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Ecological dynamics and motor learning design in sport
We outline an ecological dynamics approach to motor learning that identifies the learner–environment relationship as the basis for learning design in sport. The relevant scale of analysis forExpand
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Coordination changes in a discrete multi-articular action as a function of practice.
This study investigated how novices re-organized motor system degrees of freedom when practicing a multi-articular discrete kicking task. Four male participants practiced a soccer chipping task toExpand
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