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HL10191: Introduction to sports pedagogy

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2014/5
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department for Health
Further information on credits Credits: 6
Further information on unit levels Level: Certificate (FHEQ level 4)
Further information on teaching periods Period: Semester 1
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: CW 100%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Assignment (2000 words) (CW 100%)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment: Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites:
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
To understand the key theoretical approaches to formal and informal pedagogies with respect to the processes of learning and for application to a variety of contexts including teaching, coaching and working with young people.

Learning Outcomes:
To develop the following:
* Ability to plan for pedagogical instruction;
* Ability to evaluate pedagogical effectiveness;
* An understanding of young people as embodied learners;
* Ability to utilise different types of subject knowledge.

Comprehensive and scholarly written communication (e.g. essays) T/F/A
Concise, time-bound and effective written communication (e.g. briefings / exams) A
Effective oral communication (e.g. practical demonstration) T/F/A
Ability to select, summarise and synthesis written information from multiple sources. T/F/A
Ability to apply theory into practice. T/F/A
Ability to select and use appropriate ideas to produce a coherent response to a pre-set question. T/F/A
Ability to produce work to agreed specifications and deadlines. A
Ability to work independently, without close supervision of guidance. A

Theorising Sport, Pedagogy and Physical Activity
* What is sport pedagogy
* Why is it important
* Who is it important for?
* How do we learn about sport, physical activity and the body
Planning for pedagogical instruction:
* Creation of a learning framework through specification of aims/objective, assessment, evaluation
* Pedagogue as a more capable other; nature of the coach-athlete relationship, roles and social context of the pedagogue / pedagogy
Applying pedagogical strategies and professional practice.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

HL10191 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

Department for Health
  • UHHL-AFB11 : BA(Hons) Sport & Social Sciences (Year 1)
  • UHHL-AKB11 : BA(Hons) Sport & Social Sciences with Professional Placement (Year 1)

* This unit catalogue is applicable for the 2014/15 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2015/16 and beyond should not assume that this unit will be available in future years in the format displayed here for 2014/15.
* Programmes and units are subject to change at any time, in accordance with normal University procedures.
* Availability of units will be subject to constraints such as staff availability, minimum and maximum group sizes, and timetabling factors as well as a student's ability to meet any pre-requisite rules.