- inherited, innate and generally enduring traits that an individual possesses, allowing them to complete various tasks. e.g. explosive strength, balance, speed, stamina.
perceptual ability: the ability to sense and interpret information
psychomotor ability: the ability to assess a stimulus and respond with the correct action.
gross motor ability: the characteristic required to perform large muscle group movements, such as strength needed in a rugby tackle.
- The learned ability to bring about predetermined results with maximum certainty, often with the minimal outlay of time, energy or both.
characteristics of skill: (lucky cats get a fish consistently every saturday evening)
3 parts to a skill
- cognitive: thought before the action, mental processes