Autonomous (Automatic)


The Autonomous Stage

This stage involves the performer demonstrating the ability to complete skilled actions with increased efficiency, accuracy and speed involving little conscious control. This is the final stage of learning where the learner could be considered a model performer. The subroutines are completely automatic so the performer pays little or no attention to the allowing them to focus on other aspects such as remaining balanced on landing after a vault in gymnastics. The information processing time is reduced and distractions have less of an impact on performance. The learner will have the ability to analyse their own actions, allowing external feedback to be used to develop finer points of technique.

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