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Perspectives on learning styles in motor and sport skills

Fuelscher, Ian, Ball, Kevin and MacMahon, Clare (2012) Perspectives on learning styles in motor and sport skills. Frontiers in Psychology, 3. ISSN 1664-1078

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Abstract

We present the perspective that while coaches and instructors commonly adapt learning styles to maximize training outcomes, there has been little to no empirical support for the efficacy of this practice. Learning styles is a learner’s preferred mode (e.g., visual, verbal) of taking in and processing new information. Although it is a relevant topic for the learning of motor and sport skills, few studies have used an appropriate methodology to test the effectiveness of learning style-based instruction. We highlight the need for a learning style assessment tool specific to motor skills and call for a test of the learning style hypothesis, the claim that learners will benefit from instruction that is tailored to their individual learning style. To this end, we suggest methodological guidelines.

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Article 69

Uncontrolled Keywords: ResPubID25877, learning styles, sports skills, tennis, skill acquisition, instruction, athletes, training, education
Subjects: FOR Classification > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education
Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > College of Sports and Exercise Science
Depositing User: Yimin Zeng
Date Deposited: 20 Feb 2014 23:20
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2014 05:20
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/23110
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2012.00069
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