Skill and ability

What's the difference between skill and ability?
Skill is learned, Ability is inherited
1 of 20
4 characteristics of skills
goal directed, efficient, fluent, aesthetically pleasing
2 of 20
4 characteristics of ability
reaction time, coordination, balance, agility
3 of 20
name the four types of skill
Cognitive, Perceptual, Motor, Psychomotor
4 of 20
explain Cognitive skill
solving problems by thinking and decision making
5 of 20
explain Perceptual skill
processing sensory information before appropriate action
6 of 20
explain Motor skill
voluntary movements usually not requiring perception
7 of 20
explain psychomotor skill
learning is the relationship between cognitive functions and physical movement.
8 of 20
Name the two types of ability
Motor ability and perceptual ability
9 of 20
out of the two types of ability, which one is the physical athlete skill?
Motor ability
10 of 20
what's included in motor ability?
Stamina retained, dynamic strength, explosive straight and body coordination
11 of 20
whats the difference to open and closed skills?
open skills is performed in an environment with changing factors. closed is one where external factors do not change.
12 of 20
give a sporting example of a closed and open skill.
open- passing in football. closed- throwing a dart.
13 of 20
what is meant by externally paced skills?
this is where its dictated by the surrounding environment.
14 of 20
what is meant by self paced skill?
self paced skills are under the performers control.
15 of 20
explain Gross skills
this involves big movements such as leg or arm movements in running.
16 of 20
explain fine skills
this involves precise, usually smaller movements such as adjustment of the wrist in golf.
17 of 20
define discrete skills
there is a definite beginning and define end.
18 of 20
explain the term serial skill
discrete skills linked together.
19 of 20
explain continuous skills
this is where it can't easily be broken down in discrete skills, it must be performed continually.
20 of 20

Other cards in this set

Card 2


4 characteristics of skills


goal directed, efficient, fluent, aesthetically pleasing

Card 3


4 characteristics of ability


Preview of the front of card 3

Card 4


name the four types of skill


Preview of the front of card 4

Card 5


explain Cognitive skill


Preview of the front of card 5
View more cards


No comments have yet been made

Similar Physical Education resources:

See all Physical Education resources »See all Skill Acquisition resources »