blocked practice


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blocked practice

A means of gaining mastery over a skill by drilling, i.e., by performing tasks or movements repeatedly according to a fixed procedure. Research shows that while blocked practice is superior at improving immediate performance, it is not as effective as other approaches, such as random practice, for retained learning. See: random practice
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The second alternate tune was "FA#G#G A#G#FF GAFA#"', and was used for random and blocked practice conditions that required learning two or more tasks differing in motor plans.
Compared with blocked practice, in which a skill is learned by repetitive drilling, random practice, with its frequently modified routine, results in better retention of the skill after training is completed.
showing that a superior retention performance was found for the random and Serial practices compared with Blocked practice, in volleyball serves [16].
* A game-based training schedule can be used as an alternative practice schedule as it displayed superior learning compared to a blocked practice schedule when assessed by the game performance test (realworld setting).
These skills are usually developed through a blocked practice format.
We believe that repeated practice using a single stimulus (blocked practice) binds that stimulus tightly to the new skill.