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random practice

A means of gaining mastery over a skill through training exercises that vary the sequence of elements in the skill. Compared with blocked practice, in which a skill is learned by fixed, repetitive drilling, random practice, with its frequently modified routine, results in better retention of the skill after training is completed. See: blocked practice
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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.
Random Practice Order Several different desired behaviors practiced intermixed in a nonsequential fashion.
Where two groups of subjects practiced three tasks of arm movement, fast and sequenced, under conditions of random practice and / or by blocks.
When the CI effect was tested in more complex, "real-life" skills, the benefit of random practice has also been found in several skills, such as badminton serves [10-12], kayaking [13], rifle shooting [14], table tennis serves [15] volleyball skills [16], baseball batting [17], and bimanual limb movements [18].
Furthermore, practicing sports skills according to the game-based training protocol representing a random practice schedule in an unpredictable environment would be superior to the blocked and random group because of their exposure to the demands of a game and practicing in a similar environment.
The average marginal effect of the stroke QOF score in the third panel data model (random practice effects with baseline practice mortality) is -0.0000153 and, with a population of 51.1 million with the same characteristics as the sample, this implies that a one unit (1 percent point) increase in the stroke QOF achievement rate would be associated with 782 fewer deaths per year (95 percent CI: 423-1,140).
It can't be just random practice; it has to be purposeful practice built around a process that can be taught, repeated and coached.