Undergraduate Course: Coaching Children 3 (SPRT10009)
|School||Moray House School of Education and Sport
||College||College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||The work of this course intends to develop students' thinking and understanding of the issues facing the aspiring sports coach and, in particular, their potential involvement with school aged performers. The content is set in the current context of sports development in the UK and the policy statements that are explicitly linking the development of school sport to either teachers and/or other leaders. The work requires students to link categories of information and content to help explain the sort of coaching practice that can positively promote sport with young people, including pedagogy, trainability, recommendations from the 'Panathlon Declaration', the nature of an embodied experience and environmental factors.
Depending on the student enrolement, practical coaching time will be incorporated into the time allocated to the course.
This teaching and learning is research-led. Members of academic staff the Institute for Sport, Physical Education and Health Science (ISPEHS) who contribute to this course are all members of one or more of the following research groups hosted by ISPEHS: (1) Physical Activity for Health Research Centre (PAHRC), (2) Edinburgh Sports Research, (3) Human Performance Science (HPS) (4) Physical Education Research Forum (PERF).
The member of academic staff who leads this course is research active in physical education & coaching curriculum & pedagogy for young people.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
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On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Identify, conceptualise and analyse the difference between teaching physical education and coaching sport.
- Critically review theories, concepts and principles that can help explain the ways in which young people perform and participate in sport.
- Manage complex ethical and professional issues in accordance with current professional and ethical codes of practice.
- Apply knowledge, skills and understanding in using a wide range of professional skills, techniques and practices associated with coaching young people.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||This course addresses X of the 21 graduate attributes developed on the BSc Applied Sport Science degree
RESEARCH AND ENQUIRY
(1) Understand the philosophy of scientific methods of enquiry in order to critically evaluate evidence and analyse research literature.
(2) Search for, access, critically analyse, evaluate and synthesize information from literature in order to answer research questions in sport and exercise sciences.
(3) Plan and execute research projects, involving data collection and analysis, which answer research questions in sport and exercise sciences.
(4) Interpret data collected or reported in sport, physical activity and exercise studies
(5) Synthesize knowledge from various disciplines so as to understand the multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary nature of sport and exercise sciences.
(6) Develop logical arguments surrounding issues within sport science, physical activity and exercise
PERSONAL AND INTELLECTUAL AUTONOMY
(7) Be independent learners who can take responsibility for their own learning
(8) Be able to respond to unfamiliar problems by extrapolating their existing knowledge and understanding
(9) Be able to communicate clearly using oral and written methods, including posters, presentations, essays, web pages, in order to critique, negotiate, create or communicate understanding
(10) Be able to use communication as a means for collaborating with and relating to others including staff, other students and research participants.
(11) Be able to engage in critical discussion demonstrating listening skills, effective use of evidence and their own experiences to articulate points and defend their own assertions
(12) Be able to initiate communication with non-university agencies connected to sport and exercise
(13) Be able to plan and execute substantive research projects in sport and exercise sciences (including but not limited to the dissertation and mini-project)
(14) Have developed their organisational, time management and decision-making skills
(15) Be able to work effectively in a team; overcoming and discussing problems and recognising the diversity of contributions different individuals can make to collaborative work
(16) Be able to transfer knowledge and ideas between different contexts within sport, exercise and health
(17) Be able to engage effectively with outside agencies to foster or develop research, consultancy or support initiatives
(18) Be able to use the test, measurement and analysis tools appropriate to sport, physical activity and exercise, including for example laboratory or field tests.
(19) Be able to design, deliver and analyse the effects of training interventions in sport, physical activity and exercise
(20) Be able to select and apply the appropriate statistical procedures to analyse empirical data
(21) Be able to present data and report research findings according to standard scientific conventions
|Keywords||sport science coach coaching young youth adolescent
|Course organiser||Prof John Sproule
Tel: (0131 6)51 6135
|Course secretary||Mr Pawel Horyszny
Tel: (0131 6)51 6571