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Current Academic Year 2023 - 2024

Please note that this information is subject to change.

Module Title Motor Control & Learning Development
Module Code SS130
School School of Health & Human Performance
Module Co-ordinatorSemester 1: Meabh Corr
Semester 2: Meabh Corr
Autumn: Meabh Corr
Module TeachersMeabh Corr
NFQ level 8 Credit Rating 5
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Compatibles None
Incompatibles None
Coursework Only

The purpose of this module is to provide the student with the knowledge, skills and understanding essential for the effective understanding and analysis of human movement in the physical education context with a specific focus on theories relating to Motor Development and Motor Learning. The focus will be practical, experience being gained and expertise being developed in the observation and analysis of activities. This module will underpin the practical work involved in the course.

Learning Outcomes

1. Identify and critically assess the constraints underlying the acquisition of skill,
2. Describe human movement using effective terminology
3. Identify and modify the constraints influencing the emergence of the motor coordination
4. Identify and correct errors in fundamental motor skill performance.
5. Differentiate the different scientific perspectives of the motor learning and motor development process.
6. Differentiate the different scientific perspectives of the motor learning process.

Workload Full-time hours per semester
Type Hours Description
Independent Study77No Description
Lecture24No Description
Laboratory24No Description
Total Workload: 125

All module information is indicative and subject to change. For further information,students are advised to refer to the University's Marks and Standards and Programme Specific Regulations at: http://www.dcu.ie/registry/examinations/index.shtml

Indicative Content and Learning Activities

Content to include:
Stages of learning Human Information Processing Motor Control Attention & Performance

Assessment Breakdown
Continuous Assessment60% Examination Weight40%
Course Work Breakdown
TypeDescription% of totalAssessment Date
Report(s)Practical Report60%n/a
Reassessment Requirement Type
Resit arrangements are explained by the following categories;
1 = A resit is available for all components of the module
2 = No resit is available for 100% continuous assessment module
3 = No resit is available for the continuous assessment component
This module is category 1
Indicative Reading List

  • Richard Magill: 2011, Motor Learning and Control: Concepts and Applications, McGraw-Hill Humanities Social, 0073523801
Other Resources

Programme or List of Programmes
PEBB.Sc Physical Education with Biology
PEMBSc in Physical Education with Maths.

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