Whole and Part Learning: The whole method refers to learning the entire skill all at once and the part method involves learning parts of the skill seperately and then eventually combining each part to complete the skill.
Blocked and Random Practice: Blocked practice is taking all trials under the same conditions, and random practice refers to taking all trials under different conditions.
Massed and Distributed Practice: Massed practice is taking all the trials at once while distributed practice is allowing significant time intervals between trials.
Motor Skills can be divided into open and closed categories:
Closed Motor Skills: Are performed in a constant and unchanging environment that is predictable and allows the participants to plan their movements and skills in advance.
Open Motor Skills: Are performed in a constantly changing environment where participants must adapt their movements to the changing surroundings.