ESSC11003 - Skill Acquisition and Movement

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This unit provides an introduction to motor control and learning, with a particular focus on the theories and application of skill acquisition. Throughout this unit, you will explore concepts related to the classification and assessment of motor skills, stages of motor learning and concepts related to skill acquisition. A particular focus of this unit will be on motor learning and skill development, relevant to the role of a teacher, coach or exercise and sport scientist.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 1
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 4
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites There are no pre-requisites for the unit.

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

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Residential School Compulsory Residential School
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Unit Availabilities from Term 3 - 2021

Term 2 - 2022 Profile
Cairns
Mackay City
Mixed Mode
Rockhampton

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Online Quiz(zes) 30%
2. Portfolio 40%
3. On-campus Activity 30%

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%).

Consult the University’s Grades and Results Policy for more details of interim results and final grades

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 2 - 2020 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.2 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 28.81% response rate.

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Source: Have Your Say Survey and Self-reflection
Feedback
Assessment due dates near the end of Term meant a heavy workload for students.
Recommendation
It is recommended that the Unit Coordinator ensures due dates for multiple assessments are not condensed in the final few weeks of Term.
Action Taken
Assessment due dates were more effectively distributed throughout the term to avoid multiple submissions in the final few weeks.
Source: Have Your Say Survey
Feedback
Exemplar assessments should be provided to guide students to the required standards of assessments (especially for the Portfolio).
Recommendation
It is recommended that the Unit Coordinator make available exemplar assessments from previous offerings for students.
Action Taken
Templates were provided to students to assist with the completion of their assessments.
Source: Have Your Say Survey
Feedback
The practical activities during the Residential School and the Portfolio assessment were fun, engaging and helped students understanding of the content
Recommendation
The is recommended that practical activities remain highly engaging and relevant to skill acquisition. The Portfolio assessment should remain practically focused on learning new skills using practical approaches.
Action Taken
Due to COVID-19, face to face teaching was not possible. To maintain high engagement with practical activities, online tutorials were designed to require students to complete at home practical activities.
Source: Have your say survey
Feedback
The tutorial workbook was time consuming and difficult to complete.
Recommendation
It is recommended that the tutorial workbook be more succinct and easier for students to complete.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Have your say survey and self-reflection.
Feedback
Some students experienced difficulties in completing interactive activities due to delays in fellow students watching lecture recordings and/or reporting experiences in group tutorial activities.
Recommendation
While the tutorial structure was different in 2020 due to COVID-19, it is recommended that time limits are implemented (i.e. 1 week) for students to contribute to interactive components for each tutorial, prior to posting group outcomes. This will ensure proactive students are not disadvantaged from other students who review tutorial activities at a later date.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Have your say survey
Feedback
Online tutorials were interactive which helped to understand key concepts and learning outcomes.
Recommendation
It is recommended that the tutorial activities remain highly engaging and interactive.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Classify motor skills based on specific characteristics
  2. Identify the different stages of skill learning in motor performance and analyse theoretical models which explain changes in motor performance that occur with learning
  3. Use appropriate test protocols to evaluate motor skill to imply motor learning outcomes
  4. Design learning environments to maximise acquisition, retention and adaptation of motor skills in sport and exercise contexts
  5. Demonstrate professional practice and ethical behaviour expected in exercise and sport science settings.

The Unit Learning Outcomes are aligned with Graduate Outcomes published by the external accreditation body (ESSA).

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Online Quiz(zes)
2 - Portfolio
3 - On-campus Activity
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
5 - Team Work
6 - Information Technology Competence
8 - Ethical practice
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
2 - Portfolio
3 - On-campus Activity
1 - Online Quiz(zes)