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Modiwl JXH-2020:
Motor Control & Learning

Ffeithiau’r Modiwl

Rhedir gan School of Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences

10 Credyd neu 5 Credyd ECTS

Semester 1

Trefnydd: Dr Vicky Gottwald

Amcanion cyffredinol

A good understanding of ‘how people learn’ is integral to being a successful teacher or coach. This module is directed towards enhancing students’ understanding of the learning process and how this may be optimised.

Throughout the course we will use theoretical understanding to help inform applied decision making in the sporting environment. For example, should instructions and feedback be directed to an athlete’s body or the environment? How can we make sure a ‘fake’ is truly effective? Should the triple jump be coached using a ‘whole’ or ‘part’ approach?

Cynnwys cwrs

The course is led by a published academic who is also a UKCC Level 4 coach. As such, the content will be both theoretical and applied in nature. The course is broadly divided into two parts. Firstly understanding the underlying theoretical mechanisms to account for ‘how people learn and control movements’, for example information processing, motor programmes, stages of learning and schema theory. Secondly, applying this information to maximise learning e.g. instructional delivery, whole versus part practice, deception and control of complex movements.

IMPORTANT: Module failure that prevents you from passing your year will require resit assessment and attendance at supplementary assessment week during the summer period (dates TBC).

Meini Prawf


To be awarded a mark above D-, you must have a clear understanding of the paradigms and empirical findings in the motor control and learning literature. You should be able to explain how theoretical concepts have evolved from the empirical evidence and how these theories can be applied to practical situations.


To be awarded a mark of higher than B- , in addition to the above, you must be able to integrate the various theoretical concepts. In particular, you should be able to explain how the various processes involved in the control of movement change at the different stages of learning and how the learning process changes throughout skill acquisition. The ability to interpret empirical data should be demonstrated.


To be awarded a mark of over A-, in addition to the above, an in depth interpretation of empirical data which incorporates evidence from your additional reading will be expected.

Canlyniad dysgu

  1. Recognize the various processes involved in the control of movement;

  2. Identify the processes involved in the different stages of motor learning;

  3. Describe how these processes interact;

  4. Extend research and theory to practical situations;

  5. Critically evaluate research papers and theories.

Dulliau asesu

Math Enw Disgrifiad Pwysau
mcq 1 5
mcq 2 5
Laboratory Report 15
exam part a 30
exam part b 45

Strategaeth addysgu a dysgu

Lecture 22
Laboratory 2
Private study 76

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Sgiliau pwnc penodol

  • research and assess paradigms, theories, principles, concepts and factual information, and apply such skills in explaining and solving problems
  • critically assess and evaluate data and evidence in the context of research methodologies and data sources
  • describe, synthesise, interpret, analyse and evaluate information and data relevant to a professional or vocational context
  • plan, design, execute and communicate a sustained piece of independent intellectual work, which provides evidence of critical engagement with, and interpretation of, appropriate data
  • apply knowledge to the solution of familiar and unfamiliar problems
  • develop a sustained reasoned argument, perhaps challenging previously held assumptions
  • demonstrate effective written and/or oral communication and presentation skills
  • work effectively independently and with others
  • take and demonstrate responsibility for their own learning and continuing personal and professional development
  • demonstrate evidence of competence in the scientific methods of enquiry, and interpretation and analysis of relevant data and statistical outputs.
  • develop transferable skills of relevance to careers outside of sport, health and exercise sciences.
  • develop effective learning aids


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