Enhancing skill acquisition and expertise in high performance programmes

Davids, Keith W., Renshaw, Ian, Pinder, Ross A., Barris, Sian, & Greenwood, Daniel (2016) Enhancing skill acquisition and expertise in high performance programmes. In Cotterill, Stuart T., Weston, Neil, & Breslin, Gavin (Eds.) Sport and Exercise Psychology: Practitioner Case Studies. Wiley-Blackwell, London. (In Press)

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Our research programme with elite athletes has investigated and implemented learning design from an ecological dynamics perspective, examining its effects on movement coordination and control and the acquisition of expertise. Ecological dynamics is a systemsoriented theoretical rationale for understanding the emergent relations in a complex system formed by each performer and a performance environment. This approach has identified the individual-environment relationship as the relevant scale of analysis for modelling how processes of perception, cognition and action underpin expert performance in sport (Davids et al., 2014; Zelaznik, 2014). In this chapter we elucidate key concepts from ecological dynamics and exemplify how they have informed our understanding of relevant psychological processes including: movement coordination and its acquisition, learning and transfer, impacting on practice task design in high performance programmes.

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ID Code: 91520
Item Type: Book Chapter
Keywords: applied sport psychology, skill acquisition, ecological dynamics, expertise, high performance sport
ISBN: 9781118686522
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Exercise & Nutrition Sciences
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2016 Wiley-Blackwell
Deposited On: 04 Jan 2016 03:45
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2016 16:33

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