Discuss the Role of Feedback In the Learning of Skills.

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“Feedback is the final part of the information processing system, which received during or following a movement, to notify the performer about the effectiveness of the response. In order to learn and develop skills, feedback and guidance are necessary. It also required knowledge of result and knowledge of performance.” Sport and PE, Kevin Wesson

In this essay I will discus how important the role of feedback is in the learning of skills and what different kinds of feedback can be used to help a person to learn theses skills.
Feedback can gives us information about the quality of are performance or a certain technique. There are many different types of Feedback a athlete can use in the learning of skills, some are better than others. The different types of feedback are:
Extrinsic, Intrinsic, Positive, Negative, Terminal, Concurrent, Knowledge of Performance

Before discussing the role of feedback it is important to know what all of these different feedbacks are

Extrinsic Feedback
Extrinsic feedback is the feedback given by an outside performer. Teachers and coaches can both give extrinsic feedback as well as older peers.

Intrinsic Feedback
obviously the opposite of extrinsic, intrinsic feedback comes from within the performer. The performer will have his own feelings on how he believed he performed the skill or technique

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Positive Feedback
positive feedback is a must for a performer, it boosts morale for a performer to know he has performed a skill correct. This is what positive feedback is telling the performer where he is correct. It is essential for learning as if the performer knows he did an action correct he will know not to change it if another part of the skill was wrong. If this is not given the performer may believe it is the part of the skill he is doing correct that he needs to change. Beginners in a sport are always given positive feedback


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