Postgraduate Course: Planning & Instruction for Performance (EDUA11040)
|School||Moray House School of Education
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||This module explores current understanding of the critical components that combine towards achieving high-level performance. The module commences with the fundamental motivation that propels individuals towards achieving excellence derived from self-concept, self-esteem and social identity. The module then examines how the psychology of learning can inform the application of effective strategies for the development of expert skills. Performers with desire but no direction will rarely succeed and so the module then develops a logical appreciation of the role of and techniques for, developing focussed goal directed behaviours. The concept of planning to achieve elite performance is extended to include periodised plans required to encapsulate the necessary long term perspective
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
|| Students MUST have passed:
||Other requirements|| Entry requires a good honours degree in a relevant discipline such as psychology, sport and exercise psychology, organisational behaviour, or sport science.
Where an applicant does not meet these requirements consideration may be given to other equivalent academic qualifications and significant professional training and experience.
Information for Visiting Students
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2014/15, Available to all students (SV1)
|Course Start Date
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 10,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 10,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
A 4000 word essay based on a real or hypothetical performer and their performance and practice situation.
|No Exam Information
| At the end of this module students should be able to;
1. Analyse motivational factors influential in performance situations
2. Evaluate the impact of knowledge on learning and acquisition to develop expert skills
3. Critically appraise the theoretical basis for and application of goal setting.
4. Design and justify a comprehensive programme to develop expert skills.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Mr Alan Macpherson
Tel: (0131 6)51 6554
|Course secretary||Ms Denise Watson
Tel: (0131 6)51 6265
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