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ERIC Number: EJ909400
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jun
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 55
ISSN: ISSN-1356-336X
The Contextual Interference Effect in Applied Settings
Barreiros, Joao; Figueiredo, Teresa; Godinho, Mario
European Physical Education Review, v13 n2 p195-208 Jun 2007
This paper analyses the research literature that approaches the contextual interference effect in applied settings. In contrast to the laboratory settings, in which high interference conditions depress acquisition and promote learning evaluated in retention and transfer tests, in applied settings most of the studies (60%) fail to observe positive effects after manipulation of the contextual interference. Some possible explanations for the fact are hypothesized regarding the characteristics of the task, with serial tasks doing best, short inter trial intervals rare in applied settings, interference produced by the use of different motor programmes and the possible interference of concurrent feedback in slow tasks in contrast to ballistic skills. It seems that there is a more evident contextual interference effect in an applied setting, when subject learns a serial task with high degree of complexity. (Contains 1 table and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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