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Keith Davids

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Skill Acquisition – The Latest Discoveries with Keith Davids #218

Karl Morris - The Brainbooster

Today on the Brain Booster with one of the legends of Skill Acquisition and Ecological Dynamics, Professor Keith Davids from Sheffield Hallam university We had a wonderful conversation a few years ago and we got the chance today to update the current position around skill acquisition and how this can benefit your game The problem with coaching models Over emphasis on body parts and what that does to the learning process The limitations of language The ecological perspective Adapting to and being in tune to your environment Solving the problem of the golf shot as a unique moment in time The myth of automaticity Repetition without repetition How coaches should constantly be setting players problems to solve How we should see the golf course as a series of puzzles to solve Dealing with and adapting to constant changes The extreme value of adaptability and how to perform on any given day What can rock climbing teach us about ADAPTABILITY As Keith says the very best athletes are the most ADAPTABLE How to engage your training in an ecological way As a Professor of Motor Learning in Sport & Human Performance, Keith uses an Ecological Dynamics framework for investigating skill acquisition, expertise and talent development in sport. He is an applied scientist who researches how processes of learning, development, performance preparation and participation in sport, physical activity and exercise may be facilitated. He reviews implications for coaching and teaching at elite, sub-elite and recreational levels of participants, as part of his work. Ecological Dynamics is an integration of Ecological Psychology, Dynamical Systems theory, Evolutionary Science and the Science of Complex Systems, considering individual athletes and teams as complex adaptive systems, self-organising under interacting constraints. Such systems change over different timescales, which has significant implications for learning, development and ageing in children, adults and elderly people. He has over 30 years experience of teaching and conducting research in Ecological Dynamics. For the research archive Keith mentioned go to www.shura.shu.ac.uk To become a Certified Mind Factor Coach go to https://themindfactor.net/the-certification-course/

1hr 3mins

10 Jun 2022

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Context is Key with Keith Davids (Centre of Sport & Exercise Science)

The Coaches Network Podcast

Episode #177 of The Coaches Network Podcast.The guest for this episode is Keith Davids. Keith is a Professor of Motor Learning in Sport & Human Performance (2014 onwards), investigating skill acquisition, expertise and talent development in sport at different levels of participation from recreational to elite. The focus of study has been on transforming lives of particpants and learners through enhancing understanding of how to best design learning and participation experiences.Keith joins Coach Yas to share some insights gained in his journey to date, why context is so key when delivering practices of any kind and the dangers of early specialisation. Enjoy!The Coaches Network is proud to formally reveal our very first Patreon membership. This membership consists of monthly donations with a price worth as much as a cup of coffee! Only £3.50 per month! What benefits will there be you say? If you sign up for this membership, you will have early access to The Coaches Network’s official upcoming episodes. Sign up for our monthly donations with the following link:https://www.patreon.com/thecoachesnetworkSupport this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-coaches-network-podcast/exclusive-contentAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

1hr 11mins

3 Jun 2022

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"Transforming lives by improving the quality of coaching practice" - a conversation with Prof Keith Davids

The Talent Equation Podcast

Professor Keith Davids is Professor of Motor Learning at the Centre for Sports Engineering Research at Sheffield Hallam University in the UK. Keith is one of the 'founding fathers' of the 'ecological approach' to skill acquisition and motor learning in sport. His research investigates the role constraints play on coordination tendencies in athletes and sports teams which he defines as 'complex adaptive systems'. In this conversation in the cafe at the University (Keith's office) we explore the world of skill acquisition, 'Non Linear Pedagogy' and the 'Constraints Led Approach'. We are joined by Ben Galloway from the brilliant 'Opposite Direction' YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsVkH7793RMAhYqKLXle_vQ. (check out these videos for an explanation of some of the concepts we discuss). It is a fascinating conversation, I hope you enjoy...Link to Keith's book is available herehttps://www.amazon.co.uk/Nonlinear-Pedagogy-Skill-Acquisition-Introduction/dp/0415744393/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1547632194&sr=1-1&keywords=nonlinear+pedagogy

1hr 53mins

16 Jan 2019

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#017 - Skill Acquisition and the Constraints on Adaption with Keith Davids

Live a Larger Life

Bio:Keith Davids is interested in skill acquisition and expertise in sport and the design of learning environments and talent development programmes. A related interest concerns how to enhance levels and quality of physical activity in different societal groups such as children, elderly people and those with diseases and disabilities. His research is based on the theoretical framework of Ecological Dynamics, producing different types of evidence to support the application of key concepts to learning design and practice organisation in different sports and physical activities. His current position is Professor of Motor Learning at Sheffield Hallam University in the UK. He has over 30 years relevant experience of teaching and conducting research with international collaborators in related fields like Sports Science, Psychology, Behavioural Neuroscience, Physical Education and Human Movement Science. He has held academic positions in the UK, Finland (University of Jyvaskyla, Finnish Distinguished Professor), New Zealand (University of Otago) and Australia (Queensland University of Technology). He has published his work in many journal articles and books and has supervised over 40 Postgraduate students to completion of Masters and Doctoral research degrees. His applied scientific research has been conducted in collaboration with sports organisations including the Queensland Academy of Sport and national Institutes of Sport in Australia, New Zealand, and England, as well as the Finnish Government. He regularly consults with professional coaches and coach educators in different elite and developmental sports organisations, with the aim of helping sport practitioners to understand how theoretical principles of Ecological Dynamics can enhance their applied work with athletes at all performance levels.Timeline: 0:00 – 8:00 – Robbie Intro’s show and ask Keith to give us his background8:01 – 11:43 - Robbie asks Keith about the influence of James Gibbons “ecological dynamics” model and Karl Newell’s “constraint-led approach” model had on him as a practitioner and researcher 11:44 – 15:14 - Robbie asks Keith – How do we learn?15:15 – 22:32 - Robbie asks Keith – what determines someone’s ability to formulate movement solutions? 22:33 – 24:05 - Robbie speaks about how too much feedback can lead to dependency, re-investment, and choking in sport performance24:06 – 36:28 - Robbie shares his thoughts on affordances, technical models, and the concept of re-calibration within skill acquisition, and ask Keith to share his thoughts on these topics. Keith goes on to discuss his work with Parkour36:29 – 37:49 – Robbie mentions to Keith about hearing him talk about on Rob Gray’s Perception & Action Podcast that modern playgrounds need to have more built-in variation and not be so sterile 37:50 – 47:55 - Robbie asks Keith to expand on inter-individual synchronization movement strategies often witnessed within team-based sports47:56 – 51:14 – Robbie shares some thoughts on perceptions in skill acquisition and Keith shares with the audience some of the upcoming book releases he and his fellow authors have coming out soon51:15 – 1:00:30 - Robbie asks Keith to share his thoughts on how a coaches perceptions can actually be vey limiting to an athlete’s development1:00:31 – 1:05:35 - Robbie asks Keith – when is it appropriate for a coach to step away from injecting with the athletic development?1:05:36 – 1:06:09 - Robbie shares a thought with Keith about how animal trainers communicate with their animals and how these trainers use a constraints-led model in training their animals training environment1:06:10 – 1:10:08 - Robbie talks about how when an organism has more variability within its environment – it leads to the organism becoming more robust (to an extent), and then goes onto to share with Keith how musician Jack White uses a constraints-led approach to creating music and when performing live1:10:09 – 1:11:53 - Keith gives his thoughts on what Robbie shared in the previous segment1:11:54 – 1:16:43 - Keith speaks about how learning is “messy” and Robbie relates that the human need for certainty can block “messy” learning1:16:44 – 1:18:55 - Keith speaks about the need to set up a “safe uncertainty” environment to enhance learning1:18:56 – 1:22:34 -  Robbie asks Keith a question put forth from Shawn “The Movement Miyagi” Myszka - What are the main movement skill related questions he's currently asking himself, desiring to dive into more deeply, etc?1:22:35 – 1:25:21 - Robbie gets Keith to expand on why ball projection machines commonly used in sports like cricket, tennis, and baseball can be detrimental for learning as they do not provide for an optimal representative design1:25:22 – 1:27:59 - Robbie asks Keith about his biggest influences on him both personally and professional 1:28:00 – 1:32:51 - Robbie asks Keith about the biggest lessons he has learned so far in his life1:32:52 – 1:34:08 - Robbie ask Keith for his top resources 1:34:09 – 1:35:36 - Robbie asks Keith for his current and top book recommendations1:35:37 – 1:36:24 - Robbie ask Keith – If he had only one year left to live – how would he spend that year?1:36:25 – 1:38:26 - Robbie ask Keith – If he could invite 5 people to dinner, dead or alive, who would he invite and why?1:38:27 – 1:40:42 - Robbie wraps up the show!

1hr 40mins

22 Jun 2018

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14C – Interview with Keith Davids, Sheffield Hallam University, Constraints-Led Approach to Skill Acquisition

The Perception & Action Podcast

A discussion with Keith Davids, Professor of Motor Learning at Sheffield Hallam University and an innovator of the constraints lead approach to skill acquisition and coaching. We discuss using ecological dynamics to study sports performance, sport analytics, ecological psychology, team coordination and designing for exercise and health promotion.  More information about my guest: http://www.shu.ac.uk/research/cser/professor-keith-davids http://www.humankinetics.com/products/all-products/dynamics-of-skill-acquisition https://www.routledge.com/products/9780415744393 http://www.amazon.com/Visual-Perception-Action-Sport-Davids/dp/041918290X https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K17791XqNqU More information: http://perceptionaction.com/ My Research Gate Page (pdfs of my articles) My ASU Web page Podcast Facebook page (videos, pics, etc) Twitter: @Shakeywaits Email: robgray@asu.edu Credits: The Flamin' Groovies - Shake Some Action Lo Fi is Hi Fi - I’m on a Talk Show Mark Lanegan - Saint Louis Elegy via freemusicarchive.org


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