The Primal MMA Coaching Podcast

S2, #4. Show and Tell! Dr Nicola Hodges and the science of demonstrations.

August 21, 2021 Scott Sievewright and Ben Schultz Season 2 Episode 4
The Primal MMA Coaching Podcast
S2, #4. Show and Tell! Dr Nicola Hodges and the science of demonstrations.
Show Notes

My discussion with Professor Nicola Hodges was all about demonstrations!  Dr Hodges researches and teaches out of the motor skill lab at the University of British Columbia.
 
 I reached out to Dr Nicola to ask for her to lend her expertise and insight into the science of demonstrations and learning in sport.  
 
 Being such a big part of our sport and coaching, I was interested in how we might make the most of the demonstration time while increasing the effectiveness of them.  
 
 Professor Nicola did not disappoint, other than reminding me I get a little overzealous about the ecological dynamics space that place less emphasis on direct instruction and demonstrations. 
 
 Nevertheless it was a great reminder that there are still so many unknowns and that there are many roads to the destination. I fun chat with immediately implementable nuggets of advice. 
 
 You can follow and connect with Dr Nicola via twitter @nicolajhodges and learn more at her website http://msl.kin.educ.ubc.ca/home