Skill Aquisition

(2023) ‘Transfer of skills’, PE Review, 18 (2), p.34. There are different types of transfer that apply in the learning of motor skills.

Snook, A. (2022) ‘Exam focus: choosing practice and guidance methods’, PE Review, 18 (1), pp.5-7.
Anna Snook looks at choices a coach must make when choosing practice and guidance methods, in relation to the exam board assessment objectives (AOs). Look out for the exam-style questions in this article.

Ireland, J. (2021) ‘Setting goals in sport’, PE Review, 16 (3), pp.26-30.
John Ireland addresses the effectiveness of goal setting and explains the value of target formulation both in raising confidence and controlling anxiety. This article links to your units on Skill Acquisition and Sport Psychology and supports your study of goal setting.

Atherton, C. (2020) ‘Exam focus: reinforcement: does it work?’, PE Review, 16 (1), pp.12-15.
Carl Atherton asks if the use of reinforcement is appropriate for expert performers.

Atherton, C. (2019) ‘Exam focus: classification of skill’, PE Review, 15 (1), pp.31-33.
Looks at how the seemingly straightforward topic of skill classification may be more difficult to get to grips with than you might think, and how it can be used as a basis for good exam technique.

Morton, A. (2019) ‘Exam focus: Dean Halford on skill acquisition’, PE Review, 14 (2), pp.22-26.
The effectiveness and efficient performance of motor skills is a key part of any sporting performance. In an interview with PGA golf professional Dean Halford, Adam Morton considers how we can classify, learn and develop skills.

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