Accession Number : ADA064335


Title :   Cognitive Processes and Learner Strategies in the Acquisition of Motor Skills


Descriptive Note : Interim rept. May 1977-Jul 1978


Corporate Author : FLORIDA STATE UNIV TALLAHASSEE DEPT OF MOVEMENT SCIENCE AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION


Personal Author(s) : Singer, Robert N ; Gerson, Richard F


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a064335.pdf


Report Date : Dec 1978


Pagination or Media Count : 125


Abstract : The cognitive processes and learner strategies associated with motor skill acquisition, retention, and transfer were identified and defined in relation to processing mechanisms. Methods which trainees may use to deploy strategies in a variety of skill situations were also described. Additionally, a preliminary task classification scheme was proposed as it relates to our conceptual model of motor behavior. The classification scheme will serve to facilitate the enumeration of learner strategies and their relation to categories of motor tasks, which, in turn, would improve task analysis and instructional procedures. Finally, several experiments were described that are currently being conducted to test the effects of learner strategies on motor behavior. (Author)


Descriptors :   *LEARNING , *STRATEGY , *PSYCHOMOTOR FUNCTION , TRANSFER , RETENTION(PSYCHOLOGY) , INFORMATION PROCESSING , SKILLS , ACQUISITION , PROBLEM SOLVING


Subject Categories : Psychology


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE