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ED30154: Applied pedagogy & practice: coaching

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2012/3
Follow this link for further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department of Education
Follow this link for further information on credits Credits: 12
Follow this link for further information on unit levels Level: Honours (FHEQ level 6)
Follow this link for further information on period slots Period: Semester 1
Follow this link for further information on unit assessment Assessment: CW 100%
Follow this link for further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment: Reassessment not allowed
Follow this link for further information on unit rules Requisites: Before taking this unit you must take ED20450
Follow this link for further information on unit content Description: Aims:
The unit aims to examine the theoretical basis of professional coaching, including generic coaching and educational principles, legal, moral and ethical responsibilities, current initiatives, employment issues, provision, techniques, and support systems. Contemporary ideas and problems relevant to the professional coach will be evaluated. Students can undertake a placement shadowing and assisting a professional coach in order to fully appreciate the practical demands within the vocation. Students will continually be asked to challenge their taken-for-granted assumptions about sports coaching.

Learning Outcomes:
Students completing this unit will understand the role of the professional coach in the development of sport at all levels of participation. They will be able to appreciate both theoretical and practical issues underpinning sports coaching. Students will be able to discuss and critically analyse contemporary ideas relevant to the sports coach. They will appreciate the `real-world´┐Ż demands of professional coaching. Students will also demonstrate an understanding of contemporary methods of enquiry in the field of sports coaching.

Skills:

* Written Communication - T/F, A
* Spoken Communication - T/F, A
* Problem Solving - T/F, A
* Working Independently - T/F, A
* Working as part of a group - T/F

Content:
Students will study:
* The context of scholarly enquiry in the field of sports coaching.
* The challenges facing scholars in the sports coaching research field.
* Sports coaching as a physical pedagogic approach.
* The theoretical basis of professional coaching - generic coaching, educational principles, legal, moral and ethical responsibilities.
* Current coaching initiatives, employment issues, and support systems.
* Contemporary ideas and problems relevant to the professional coach.
Follow this link for further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

ED30154 is Optional on the following programmes:

Department of Education
  • UHED-AFB01 : BA (hons) Coach Education & Sports Development (Full-time) - Year 3
  • UHED-AKB01 : BA (hons) Coach Education & Sports Development (Full-time with Thick Sandwich Placement) - Year 4
  • UHED-AFB08 : BA (hons) Sport & Social Sciences (Full-time) - Year 3
  • UHED-AKB08 : BA (hons) Sport & Social Sciences (Full-time with Thick Sandwich Placement) - Year 4

Notes:
* This unit catalogue is applicable for the 2012/13 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2013/14 and beyond should not assume that this unit will be available in future years in the format displayed here for 2012/13.
* 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.