Practice Schedule and the Learning of Motor Skills in Children and Adults: Teaching Implications.

@article{Zipp2010PracticeSA,
  title={Practice Schedule and the Learning of Motor Skills in Children and Adults: Teaching Implications.},
  author={Genevieve Pinto Zipp and Antoinette M. Gentile},
  journal={Journal of College Teaching \& Learning},
  year={2010},
  volume={7},
  pages={35-42}
}
  • G. Zipp, A. Gentile
  • Published 3 November 2010
  • Psychology
  • Journal of College Teaching & Learning
Understanding how motor skills are learned influences how one teaches effective motor skill attainment. Educators must ask, “Does repetitive practice of the same task make for better performance or does contextual variability (random practice) offer some benefit when learning motor skills?” Studies on the effects of Contextual Interference may provide some insight. Contextual interference (CI) studies typically use simple tasks involving movements already acquired by adults, which may account… Expand
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