Skill Acquisition - Skill characteristics


Skill - The learned ability to bring about predetermined results with the minimum outlay of time, energy or both

Open skill - A skill performed in an unpredictable environment

Closed skill - A skill performed in predictable environment

Gross skill - Skill that uses large muscle groups

Fine skill - Skill that uses smaller muscle groups

Self-paced skill - When the performer controls the start and the speed of the skill

Externally paced - When the performer has no control over the start and speed of the skill

Discrete skill - Skill that has no clear beginning and end

Serial skill - Skill that contains several discrete skills in order to make a more integrated movement

Low organised skill


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