This book provides students and scholars with a fail-safe guide to the key concepts in the field of Sport & Exercise Science. Intelligently cross-referenced entries provide a sound map of the multi-disciplinary demands of sport related courses including physical and biological sciences, social science and education. The entries use clear definitions, examples, and suggestions for further reading to explore each discipline.



Learning is a process that results in a change in behaviour, an improvement in performance, in the acquisition of knowledge, in a disposition to act in particular ways. Behind this bland definition, a brief exploration of research around this concept reveals that learning is complex and multidimensional, taking different shapes and bringing different phenomena into play according to the theoretical perspective of the researcher.

The earliest research on learning in Physical Education and sport settings, dating from the late 1970s through to the early 1990s, focused on the amount of time and the frequency of practice as the key to understanding learning. Researchers suggested that the more time a learner spent engaged in appropriate activities, and the more often those activities were practised, the more ...

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