A Level PE - Types of Transfer:

  • Created by: hotzmc
  • Created on: 21-12-17 00:17

A Level PE - Types of Transfer:

Transfer: ‘The influence that one skill has on the learning and performance of another (can be positive, negative or nothing)’

  • The process is very important to the acquisition of the movement skills because practically all learning is based on some form of transfer

There are 6 types of transfer (NPPBRZ):

  1. Negative Transfer
  2. Positive Transfer
  3. Proactive Transfer
  4. Bi-lateral Transfer
  5. Retroactive Transfer
  6. Zero Transfer

There are 6 Categories of Skill Transfer:

  1. Transfer Between Skills - such as all racket sports
  2. Practice to Performance - transferring skills learnt in training to a competitive environment (this training is more likely to be done at the correct intensity)
  3. Abilities to Link Skills - such as having the balance to perform a good landing in gymnastics
  4. Limb to Limb (bilateral)  - such as striking a football with the right or left foot
  5. Principle to Skill - e.g. the principles of defensive play in rugby are similar to football
  6. Stages of Learning - skills learnt in the cognitive phase will be built upon in the associative phase

Positive Transfer:

  • When prior learning promotes present learning
  • The higher the degree of similarity between the two tasks, the greater the chance of positive transfer between skills
  • E.g. serve in tennis vs an over head serve in volleyball

Negative Transfer:

  • This occurs when prior learning has an inhibiting effect on the learning of a new task
  • Negative transfer is most likely to occur when a new response is required


No comments have yet been made