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Special Issue "Motor Competence in a Life Span Perspective"
A special issue of Sports (ISSN 2075-4663).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2020) | Viewed by 16400
Special Issue Editors
Interests: learning; skill development; passion; grit; mindset
Special Issues, Collections and Topics in MDPI journals
Interests: physical activity; motor competence; children; adolescents and older adults; assessment
Special Issue Information
Motor competence is a fundamental component in the human life span, as the execution of precise, coordinated, and adapted movements is a prerequisite for a highly functional lifestyle. Motor competence is of importance for participation in physical activity and plays an important part in physical fitness and physical activity outcomes during childhood and adolescence. In young children and infants, new motor skills create new opportunities for exploration and learning that initiate cascades of development across diverse psychological domains. In fact, research indicates that motor experiences and their associated sensorimotor consequences may help to enhance cognition during the whole life span, including among the elderly. What kind of role motor competence plays in enhancing health aspects and cognitive functions across the life span needs to be further explored. Therefore, this Special Issue seeks to highlight the important role of motor competence for physical activity behavior, health, and cognitive functions through the lifespan.
Prof. Dr. Hermundur Sigmundsson
Prof. Dr. Monika Haga
Manuscript Submission Information
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- motor competence
- functional movement
- specificity of skill learning
- life span motor development
- cognitive functions
- skill proficiency
- physical activity