Associative Stage of Learning

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  • Associative Stage of Learning
    • Characteristics
      • Referred to as the 'practice stage'
      • Performer develops and refines movement pattern
      • Gross errors are common but are eliminated with practice
      • Longer than the cognitive stage
    • Feedback
      • Mostly extrinsic still as performer develops knowledge
      • More detailed and less frequent
      • Can be slightly delayed as performer develops intrinsic feedback
    • Guidance
      • Visual guidance is important to develop mental image of picture
      • More verbal guidance to allow them to develop technical language
      • Manual guidance is less useful and may onl be used for dangerous skills
    • Practical Example
      • Still obvious weaknesses in the fosbury flop
        • Coach will highlight key points to practice and weaknesses will be eliminated
          • As technique improves, feedback can become more specific


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