Subject details

At the completion of this subject students will be able to:

  1. refine their coaching philosophy
  2. critically evaluate theory concerning the contested meaning of a sports coach
  3. appraise holistic pedagogical approaches to sports coaching and their benefits in a range of contexts
  4. describe and evaluate the characteristics of reflective coaching practitioners
  5. select, utilise and justify sports coaching approaches according to purpose and as appropriate to the athletes identities and needs
  6. define and reflect upon quality sports coaching pedagogic practice.
    • Introduction to coaching pedagogy
    • Exploring and refining coaching philosophies
    • Coach as teacher - contested roles and purposes
    • Principles for teaching and learning (pedagogy)
    • Identifying learning needs of different athlete cohorts
    • Designing pedagogical approaches for different athlete cohorts
    • Holistic approaches to sports coaching
    • Exploring reflective coaching practice
    • Strategies and techniques for reflective coaches
    • Identifying relevant sports coaching pedagogic approaches for your coaching context
    • Applying and reflecting upon the delivery of quality sports coaching pedagogy in your coaching context
    • Assessment and evaluation issues affecting sports coaching pedagogy
    • Coaching Toolkit - choosing the right assessment and evaluation tools in your sports coaching context
  • Study resources

    • Instructional methods

      • Audio/Video conferencing
      • Discussion forum/Discussion Board
      • Embedded Multimedia
      • Online Quizzes/Tests
      • Online assignment submission
      • Standard Media
      • Web links
    • Online materials

      • Resources and Links
      • Online Assessment
      • Audio-Video streaming
      • Quizzes

Equivalent subjects

You cannot enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:

  • GRF-EPS7223

Special requirements

No special requirements

This subject aims to extend the student's understanding of coaching practices through developing a sound understanding of pedagogies (learning and teaching approaches) typically used in sports coaching. Students will study how and when to apply these approaches to various athlete cohorts and to develop techniques for reflecting on their own and others' coaching practices.

  • Assignment 2 — Reflective Journal (15%)
  • Assignment 3 — Reflective Journal (15%)
  • Assignment 1 (40%)
  • Online Discussion (30%)

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