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Teaching psychomotor skills in the twenty-first century: revisiting and reviewing instructional approaches through the lens of contemporary literature

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posted on 2016-10-02, 00:00 authored by D Nicholls, Linda SweetLinda Sweet, A Muller, J Hyett
© 2016 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. A diverse range of health professionals use psychomotor skills as part of their professional practice roles. Most health disciplines use large or complex psychomotor skills. These skills are first taught by the educator then acquired, performed, and lastly learned. Psychomotor skills may be taught using a variety of widely-accepted and published teaching models. The number of teaching steps used in these models varies from two to seven. However, the utility of these models to teach skill acquisition and skill retention are disputable when teaching complex skills, in contrast to simple skills. Contemporary motor learning and cognition literature frames instructional practices which may assist the teaching and learning of complex task-based skills. This paper reports 11 steps to be considered when teaching psychomotor skills.

History

Journal

Medical teacher

Volume

38

Pagination

1056-1063

Location

Abingdon, Eng.

ISSN

0142-159X

eISSN

1466-187X

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2016, Informa UK Limited

Issue

10

Publisher

Taylor & Francis