It deals with the development of Psychomotor skills. It is further divided into seven subgroups by Simpson in 1972.

1. Perception:

It is concerned with the use of sense organs to obtain cues that guide motor activity.

Example-observing computer for operating

2. Set:

(i) Set refers to readiness to take particular type of action.

(ii) This include:

a) Mental readiness to act

b) Physical readiness to act

c) Motional readiness (willingness to act

(iii) Example: Showing desire to compose

3. Guided Response:

(i) Guided response include early stages for learning skill

(ii) It includes:

a) Imitation

b) Trial and error

(iii) Examples:

a) Performing experiments as demonstrated

b) Applying first aid bandages as demonstrated

c) Operating microscope as demonstrated

4. Mechanism:

(i) Learned responses become habitual

(ii) Movements can be performed with some confidence and proficiency
(iii) Movement patterns are less complex
(iv) Example:

(a) Setting laboratory and equipment

(b) Writing smoothly and legibly
(c) Operating a slide projector
5. Complex Overt Response:

(1) It involves complex movement patterns

(ii) Learned responses are performed skillfully
(iii) Proficiency is indicated by a quick, smooth, accurate,performance, requiring a minimum of energy.

(iv) Performance is made without hesitation.

(v) Movements are with ease and good muscle control.

(vi) Learning outcome include coordinated activities.motor

(vii) Example:

a) Operating computer skillfully.

b) Demonstrating skill in driving automobile.

c) Demonstrating correct form in swimming.

6. Adaptation

(i) In this stage, skills are so highly developed that an individual can modify movement


(a) Adjusting tennis play to counteract opponentsstyle.

(b) Modifying swimming strokes roughness of water. to fit the

7. Origination

(i) It refers to the creating of new movement patterns to face a specific problem.

(ii) Learning outcome emphasize creativity

(iii) Example

(a) Creating a musical composition

(b) Designing a new dress style.

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