Types of guidance

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1. Drawbacks to verbal guidance are

  • teachers have to be able to get info across to learner, learner has to be able to relate info to skill, info has to be limited, some skills are hard to describe
  • the demonstrations must be accurate, there could be too much information
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2. Manual guidance involves

  • communicating information about the skill to the learner via manual devices
  • the teacher or coach holding and physically manipulating the body of the performer through the correct pattern of movement
  • using machines to support the learner

3. Verbal guidance is thought to be most effective with advanced learners in the autonomous phase

  • True
  • False

4. Mechanical guidance involves

  • using equipment to support the learner and shape the skill
  • physically manipulating the body of the performer

5. Mechanical / manual guidance can be used to reduce

  • fear in the learning of skills with an element of danger
  • danger in risky skills
  • perceptual load and decision making


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