Master Thesis M. Beschnidt: Sensomotorik und Handlungskompetenz

oz, 2021-08-21

The thesis is roughly structured in three parts. First, the author researches theory, definitions, commons grounds in sports science and neuroscience. He then formulates three hypotheses, which are falsified after further literature research and deductions. Last, the findings are further confirmed by four examples from his experience as a karate trainer and as a occupational safety instructor.

Key findings:

My Learnings

I was surprised to learn that the effectiveness of Shisa Kanko ("finger pointing and calling", example, another one) is well-supported by science and aligned with the thesis' findings. Before, it looked like a misguided Japanese efficiency ritual or make-work to me.

From my observation, the holistic learning/teaching approach is also applicable to "thought work" like computer science and software engineering:

In general, separation of "body and mind" rooted in western philosophy can be seen as an ill-path. Or like the Romans used to say:

Mens sana in corpore sano