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HL20413: Educational psychology for sport and physical activity

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: Intermediate (FHEQ level 5)
Further information on teaching periods Period: Semester 1
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: EX 100%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • HL20134 Exam (EX 100%)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment: Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites: After taking this unit you must take HL20417
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
The aim of this unit is to introduce students to the importance of educational psychology for pedagogical practice and sport participation. The unit aims to do this by:
* Introducing them to key constructs and theoretical frameworks linked to learning and teaching;
* Demonstrating how such theoretical frameworks have important practical implications in pedagogical and participatory contexts;
* Exposing them to current ideas and research surrounding the above frameworks.

Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of the module students will be able to:
* Understand and explain key theoretical frameworks and constructs in educational psychology.
* Appreciate that such ideas have significance to learning, teaching and participation in sport-related areas.
* Outline the specific implications of such ideas for sport and physical activity in general.


* Comprehensive and scholarly written communication
* Ability to select, summarise and synthesise written information from multiple sources
* Ability to develop rigorous arguments through precise use of concepts and models
* Ability to relate theory to practice
* Ability to select and use appropriate ideas to produce a coherent response to a pre-set question
* Ability to produce work to agreed specifications and deadlines
* Ability to work independently.

The following topics will be covered:
a) Metacognition
b) Attribution theory
c) Cognitive development
d) Gifted and talented populations
e) Anxiety and self-esteem.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

HL20413 is Optional on the following programmes:

Department for Health
  • UHHL-AFB11 : BA(Hons) Sport & Social Sciences (Year 2)
  • UHHL-AKB11 : BA(Hons) Sport & Social Sciences with Professional Placement (Year 2)

* 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.
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