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Ch.6 Teach & Learn

Teaching and Learning Final Ch.6

Cognitive stage the initial or beginning stage of learning in Fitts and Posner’s model
Associative stage the intermediate stage of learning in Fitts and Posner’s model
Autonomous stage the advanced or final stage of learning in Fitts and Posner’s model
Getting the idea of the movement the first stage of learning in Gentile’s model, characterized by the learner trying to develop an understanding of the movement’s requirements
Fixation/ diversification the second and final stage of learning in Gentile’s model
Freezing the degrees of freedom- strategy in which a learner freezes or fixes the movement possibilities of a joint, causing the limb(s) to function as a single unit or segment, in order to accomplish the goal of a task
Automaticity a capacity to perform a skill with little or no conscious control
Declarative knowledge information used to decide what to do in a given situation
Procedural knowldge information regarding skills, operations, and actions
Power law of practice when learning a new skill, there tends to be a large initial improvement in performance, which slows later in practice (Newell & Rosenbloom, 1981)
Retention Test Skill performance test given following a period of no practice that measures the persistence of improved skill performance
Post-test skill performance test administered directly following a practice period, used to determine what the learner can do after practicing a skill
Transfer test tests that measures the ability of a response, determined by testing the learner’s ability to use a skill in a novel context or manner
Performance Plateau a period of time during the learning process in which no overt changes in performance occur
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