Table of contents for Dynamics of skill acquisition : a constraints-led approach / Keith Davids, Chris Button, Simon Bennett.

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Contents
Preface
Acknowledgments
Part I Introduction to Skill Acquisition Theory and the Constraints-Led Approach 
Chapter 1 Traditional Theories of Skill Acquisition
Skill Acquisition: Definition and Theories
Common Features of Traditional Theories
Implications for Movement Practitioners
Summary
Chapter 2 Dynamical Systems Theory: Physical Constraints on Coordination
Complex Systems: A Definition 
Constraints in Complex Systems
Emergent Behavior in Human Movement
Constraints and Movement Coordination
Interacting Constraints
Coordination Processes in Human Movement Systems
Functional Role of Variability in Movement Systems 
Summary
Chapter 3 Informational Constraints on Coordination: An Ecological Perspective
Ecological Psychology and Information
Information¿Movement Coupling
Haptic Information Constraints on Movement
Acoustic Information Constraints on Movement
Summary
Chapter 4 Redefining Learning: A Constraints-Led Approach
The Perceptual-Motor Landscape
Newell¿s Model of Motor Learning 
Practical Issues for Learning
Role of the Movement Practitioner: Nonlinear Pedagogy
Hands-Off Practitioners
Summary
Part II Applying the Constraints-Led Approach
Chapter 5 Understanding the Dynamics of Skill Acquisition
Constructing the Perceptual-Motor Landscape 
The Practitioner¿s Perspective
Summary
Chapter 6 Dealing With Individual Differences: Implications for a Nonlinear Pedagogy
Intrinsic Dynamics of the Movement System
Variation in Athletic Performance 
Individual Differences in Practical Settings 
Developing Decision-Making Skills
Summary
Chapter 7 Organizing Practice to Optimize Learning
The Constraint of Time in Practice
Manipulating Task Constraints in Practice
Strategies for Structuring Practice
Summary
Chapter 8 Using Verbal Guidance 
Effectiveness of Verbal Communication Strategies 
Verbal Communication as a Temporary Informational Constraint
Attentional Focus and Verbal Communication
Interaction of Verbal Instructions and Feedback
Verbal Communication and Movement Disorders
Summary
Chapter 9 Directing Observational Learning as Directed Search
Directed Search and Observational Learning
Observational Learning in Social Contexts
Visual Perception Perspective on Observational Learning
Learner-Regulated Video Feedback
Summary
Chapter 10 Implementing the Constraints-Led Approach: Case Studies
Practice and an External Focus of Attention
Dynamics of Learning the Soccer Chip
Individual Differences in Amputee Gait
Practice Organization for Soldiers
Instructions for Student Drivers
Modeling to Direct Students¿ Learning
Summary
Glossary
References
Index
About the Authors

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Physical education and training.
Physical education and training -- Psychological aspects.
Movement, Psychology of.
Human mechanics.
Physical fitness.