Reflection: An Introduction To Motor Learning And Control

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A new year has started and with that goals and dreams were established. One which was to learn as much as possible in each of the courses taken this semester. And this class will not be the exception. The usual took place the first day which was go over the syllabus and the typical introduce yourself and what you aspire to the rest of the class. With that being said, I realized that I could relate to most if not all that we all at one point in our lives played or still do play sports. What I really loved that first day however was the fact that I don’t need to buy or rent the book. That was such huge relieve, and I believe it was as well for the rest of my fellow classmates.
Our first assignment was to right in the discussion board about ourselves
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Some of the material covered I could recall a bit from introduction to kinesiology but that class was just an overview of all the parts in kinesiology which means it never went to much depth about motor learning and control. Though I will not summarize everything I learned that day or everything I read in the lecture notes, I will emphasize what I really thought was interesting and worth reflecting upon. In class, there was a part where the professor was talking about genetically learned trait versus actual learned skills. I didn’t know that crawling was a genetically learned trait and that walking was an actual learned trait. Though I don’t have kids at the present moment, I do plan to have them. With this knowledge in mind, I will teach my kids how to walk and eventually how to run. How? Well with repetition till they develop the habit of walking and of running. Obviously, since I played sports I will love for them to do so as well. That will require for them to learn the skills through watching a video, through actually practicing the sport and repeating certain drills over and over, and lastly given the instructions on how to do it. Lastly, it will be important to have the kids train in different environments as discussed in class. Why? Because if they only train inside where only I’m watching, then when the kid plays in an environment that he or she is not used to, like a gym where many people are watching, then the performance will be affected. However, if the kid gets training with people watching and then gets used to playing where people are watching, then the kid’s mind will be ready for almost any kind of environment and thus will perform to the

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