SP6045 - Applied Coaching of Individual Sports in an Educational Setting

What will I learn on this module?

The module aims to provide students with the opportunity to build upon and apply the knowledge, skills and experience gained to the teaching of net wall games and individual activities, such as badminton, gymnastics and athletics. Throughout the module you will have the opportunity to further develop your coaching skills and practice but with specific emphasis on utilising these in order to teach the skills and techniques involved in individual activities and net wall games in a school environment. A major part of this module will be the opportunity to develop your practical skills and gain a critical understanding of how to develop these with students in an educational context.

How will I learn on this module?

You will develop your ability to apply theory to practice through a combination of lectures, seminar activities, practical workshops, demonstrations, supervised practice time and self-directed activities. Taught content will be both staff and student led, with an emphasis placed on you engaging sport specific practical skills and their application in an educational context. The practical sessions will enable you to become familiar with a wide range of training techniques and associated seminar sessions will be used to critically analyse those methods and apply them to the coaching process. You will also have the opportunity to review your own and other’s context-specific planning, delivering and coaching practice. You are strongly encouraged to engage in independent study through the provision of reading lists and topics to be covered in preparation for seminar sessions.

How will I be supported academically on this module?

Module information, assessment requirements and expectations, and important module announcements will be made through the eLP. Material to support your learning will be uploaded in advance of sessions. Practical sessions will aid with the application of theory, with seminars further cementing the knowledge and understanding of both lecture and practical content. You will be provided with content verbally and guided through tasks during timetabled sessions. A dedicated assessment session will afford you the opportunity to ask assessment related questions in class. The Module Leader is there to support you with any queries that you may have about the module content, and all staff members provide tutorial time outside of class time. Module tutors will provide you with the necessary information on how to arrange a tutorial. You will have the opportunity to receive formative feedback on your development during the module, and you will receive feedback on summative work to help you identify areas of strength and areas for development. There will be the opportunity to discuss your feedback with a member of staff during a tutorial. There are also further academic skills support available from the University Library services where you can gain access to study skills / academic writing and support materials, as well as links to booking both on and off campus study skills sessions.

If this module is in option pot two for your programme, you will receive advice and guidance at a module options event to help you make an informed decision about how it fits with your own academic and professional development. Online pre-learning material will be made available to help you prepare for the module.

What will I be expected to read on this module?

All modules at Northumbria include a range of reading materials that students are expected to engage with. The reading list for this module can be found at: http://readinglists.northumbria.ac.uk
(Reading List service online guide for academic staff this containing contact details for the Reading List team – http://library.northumbria.ac.uk/readinglists)

What will I be expected to achieve?

Knowledge & Understanding:
• 1. Critically analyse and apply the pedagogic issues related to teaching individual sports in practice and critically review your own coaching practices and delivery methods in relation to these needs to enhance learning and performance.
• 2. Critically examine a student(s) performance and apply coaching practice principles with regard to the application of skills development in the delivery of inclusive and safe coaching.

Intellectual / Professional skills & abilities:
• 3. Plan and design coaching sessions which meet the developmental needs of the student(s).

Personal Values Attributes (Global / Cultural awareness, Ethics, Curiosity) (PVA):
• 4. Demonstrate a broad range of skills including awareness of health and safety, knowledge and critical awareness of moral, ethical, and legal issues in sports coaching when coaching individual sports in a school setting including.

How will I be assessed?

Summative Assessment:

1. Students will design a programme of study for a designated net / wall or individual sport taught on the module for either Key stage 2, 3 or 4 as stipulated in the assessment brief. 2000 words. (LO 3 & 4) (30%).

2. Applied Presentation (applied presentation as per the module assessment guidelines) Students will present a session based on one of their sessions from the Programme of Study (LO 1, 2) (70%).

Formative Assessment:

Includes practical coaching, critical analysis of appropriate case studies and/or real-life athlete performances and in-class individual and group presentations. You will receive both tutor and peer feedback on the tasks supporting formative assessment.

You will receive written or audio feedback on your summative assessment to help you identify areas of strength and areas for development. There will be the opportunity to discuss your feedback with a member of staff during a tutorial.

Pre-requisite(s)

N/A

Co-requisite(s)

N/A

Module abstract

A major part of this module will be the opportunity to develop your own practical skills in activities such as gymnastics, badminton and athletics and gain a critical understanding of how to develop these with students in an educational context. The aim is to provide you with the opportunity to build upon and apply the knowledge, skills and experience gained to the teaching of net wall games and individual activities. Throughout the module you will have the opportunity to further develop your coaching skills and practice but with specific emphasis on utilising these in order to coach the skills and techniques involved in individual activities and net wall games in a school environment. On completion of a successful module you will have developed a range of new skills that can be applied to a variety of employment opportunities within the sector.

Course info

UCAS Code CX65

Credits 20

Level of Study Undergraduate

Mode of Study 3 years full-time or 4 years with a placement (sandwich)/study abroad

Department Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation

Location City Campus, Northumbria University

City Newcastle

Start September 2022

Fee Information

Module Information

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