Learning curve and plateau

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Transcript Learning curve and plateau

3.2 Learning curves and plateaus
What is a Learning Curve?
What is a Learning Plateau? how can it be overcome?
Learning Curve
 Stage 1- Performer is at cognitive phase trying to develop subroutines, attempts will
seem uncoordinated with little success
 Stage 2- Rapid increase in performance as learner begins to master the task.
Performance is more fluid and executed with enthusiasm
 Stage 3- Performer hits a plateau with little or no improvement. May have reached limit
of ability or become bored with task
 Stage 4- Reduction in level of performance, possibly due to fatigue/injury or a loss of
motivation (Drive reduction)
Success
Time
Why do Learning Plateaus occur?
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Not physically ready to improve
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Lacks ability to develop current skills
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Earlier incorrect learning
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Fatigue
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Moving from a simple skill to a complex skill
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Boredom
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Lack of motivation to improve
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Goals set too high
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Poor coaching/teaching
How do you overcome a learning Plateau?
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Ensure the performer is physically ready
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Reset the goal to ensure it is achievable
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Shorter practice/ Distributed practice avoiding boredom
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Break down skill into component parts if possible
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Allow time for mental rehearsal
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Generate motivation using external rewards
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Ensure accurate feedback is being regularly received
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Make practice enjoyable