Theories of Learning and the Teaching of Diving.
Medical research progress rept.,
NAVAL MEDICAL RESEARCH INST BETHESDA MD
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Learning has generally been considered as a change in behavior potential and performance as the observable realization of this potential. The role of practice and reinforcement has also been delineated, the latter in particular in regard to the reacquisition of the skills involved in the behavior potential and eventual performance. Learning has thus been defined as a change in behavior potential resulting from reinforced practice. In many situations, the applications of learning theory to the principles of training have been minimal. This presentation briefly reviews the development of learning theories, and then concentrates on the application of principles of learning to training in diving--not only in the original acquisition of diving skills--but in the re-establishment and continuing reinforcement of these skills in diving practice.
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