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HL20450: Pedagogical approaches for sport, youth & 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 2
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: CW 100%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • assignment (3000 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:
The intention of this unit is to:
* Engage students in the reflection and critique of pedagogic practices by applying their knowledge of different theoretical positions to a range of learning contexts;
* Provide an opportunity for students to develop and improve their personal critical praxis;
* Understand specific and contemporary pedagogical issues related to young people and physical activity.

Learning Outcomes:
Having studied this unit, students will be able to:
* Consider and recognise how different theoretical positions might influence our approach to pedagogic practices.
* Critically reflect upon practice in terms of enhancing continuing professional development.
* Increasingly recognise appropriate links between theory and practice.


* Reflection F/A
* Comprehensive and scholarly written communication (A)
* Ability to select, summarise, and synthesise written information from multiple sources (F/A)
* Ability to apply theory to practice (T/F/A)
* Ability to select and use appropriate ideas to produce a coherent response to a pre-set question (T/F/A)
* Critical engagement with literature in the light of existing theory (F/A)
* Ability to produce work to agreed specifications and guidelines (A).


* Formal and Informal Learning
* Pedagogies of Health and the body
* Public Pedagogies
* Critical Pedagogies and Change.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

HL20450 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.
* 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.