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NATALIE WALLIAN & CHING WEI CHANG

In: Handbook of Physical Education

Chapter 17: Development and Learning of Motor Skill Competencies

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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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