Sunday, November 16, 2008

PuttingZone Learning Curve: Golf Smarter Tips Podcast November 14, 2008

For this week's podcast, LISTEN now (audio, 13 min, 55 secs.).

This short podcast tip on the What Does it Take: The Learning Curve for PuttingZone Skills aired on Golf Smarter Friday, 14 November 2008.

COMMON NOTION OF LEARNING CURVE (smooth steady progress that planes off):


MORE REASONABLE VIEW (if a bit too straight and regular -- really should be a jump up at the very start and then a dipping and then a "takeoff" and then another plateau, a crisis of faith, a resurgence followed by incremental and small but steady progress, and then another plateau busted thru by virtue of specific-skill work and goal setting to get another "takeoff" etc. etc. with a generous sprinkling of mistakes and luck all along the way.)

Sports performance Learning Curve with Plateaus

We think our progress at acquiring as skill is linear with time but in fact it is made up of a series of improvements interspersed with periods of minimal improvement, the plateau. If we do not know about plateau, it can be very demotivating to the learner (and the coach).

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Modern Greetings said...

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