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What is the condition of the field of Physical Education? How is it adapted to the rise of kinesiology, sport and exercise science and human movement studies over the last thirty years? This Handbook provides an authoritative critical overview of the field and identifies future challenges and directions. The Handbook is divided in to six sections: Perspectives and Paradigms in Physical Education Research; Cross-disciplinary Contributions to Research Philosophy; Learning in Physical Education; Teaching Styles and Inclusive Pedagogies; Physical Education Curriculum; and Difference and Diversity in Physical Education.

Development and Learning of Motor Skill Competencies
Development and learning of motor skill competencies
Introduction: “Motor Learning”, an Evolving concept

Within a constantly evolving society, an individual's adaptation to the environment is a perennial problematic. While entry to the autonomous adult world is always deferred, the question of educational objectives becomes crucial: one moves from modelling a subject to a defined working task to the development of adaptation competencies. So, the common notions of learning, problem solving and responsible decision-making must be revised. Defined as an active long-term process, learning is a significant-for-the-subject experience where an adaptation problem has to be solved within a particular situation. This complex learning process involves symbolic representations and intentions, and produces motor skill competencies.

Human development is a long-life complex process, which ...

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