Sport coaching pedagogy

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Welcome[edit]

Welcome to the Home Page of the Sport Coaching Pedagogy unit.

This unit will take place in Semester 1, 2013, at the University of Canberra.

Schedule[edit]

The scheduled times for this class are:

Lectures: Friday 12.30 – 14.30. Room 02B07. Tutorials: Friday 9.30 – 11.30, 14.30 – 16.30.

Students will choose one tutorial session from the two available. The tutorials will be practical sessions and students are encouraged to wear appropriate athletic clothing and footwear for these sessions.

(Note that two Computer Laboratory Tutorials are included in the timetable (weeks 2 and 7). Arrangements for these tutorials will be confirmed at our week 1 meeting, Friday 8 February.)

Topics to be covered during the unit include:

  • Week 1 (8 February) Welcome to Sport Coaching Pedagogy.
  • Week 2 (15 February) Personal Development Pathways.
  • Week 3 (22 February) Planning Programs.
  • Week 4 (1 March) Observation and Augmented Information.
  • Week 5 (8 March) Sharing and Presenting Information 1.
  • Week 6 (15 March) Mentoring 1.
  • Week 7 (22 March) Using Digital Media: Produsing Resources
  • Week 8 (29 March) Class Free Week.
  • Week 9 (5 April) The Expert Pedagogue.
  • Week 10 (12 April) Sharing and Presenting Information 2.
  • Week 11 (19 April) Managing Data.
  • Week 12 (26 April) Mentoring 2.
  • Week 13 (3 May) Long Term Athlete Development.
  • Week 14 (10 May) Reflecting on Coaching as a Vocation.

Learning Outcomes[edit]

On completion of this unit a student will be able to:

  1. Plan and deliver sport and physical activity initiatives in the community.
  2. Review, evaluate and communicate evidence-based resources relevant to sport coaching pedagogy and teaching.
  3. Assess their sport coaching and teaching performance through a reflective framework.
  4. Use an e-portfolio to share their work with others.

Generic skills[edit]

This unit is planned to support the diversity of attributes and experiences that students bring to it. The nature of the subject matter lends itself unequivocally to the development of critical thinking and reflective practice. Students will be encouraged to use foresight, initiative and leadership, and be open to alternative perspectives. The unit aims to make a significant contribution to the University’s five generic skills and attributes for graduates:

  1. Communication. The ability to present knowledge, ideas and opinions effectively and communicate within and across professional and cultural boundaries.
  2. Analysis and inquiry. The ability to gather information, and to analyse and evaluate information and situations in a systematic, creative and insightful way.
  3. Problem solving. The ability to apply problem-solving processes in novel situations; to identify and analyse problems then formulate and implement solutions.
  4. Working independently and with others. The ability to plan their own work, be self-directed, and use interpersonal skills and attitudes to work collaboratively.
  5. Professionalism and social responsibility. The capacity and intention to use professional knowledge and skills ethically and responsibly, for the benefit of others and the environment.

Assessment[edit]

Assessment item 1: Presentation

  • Due date: 12 April (Week 10)
  • Weighting: 30%
  • Addresses learning outcome: 2
  • Related generic skills: 1, 2, 4, 5

The Presentation will be submitted in tutorial classes on Friday, 12 April (Week 10). The Presentation should be designed to review the literature surrounding an area of personal interest in coaching or teaching. The choice of topic for the presentation should be confirmed with the unit convenor by Week 7 (22 March). The format for the presentation should be compatible with uploading the presentation to SlideShare. The presentation should take a maximum of 15 minutes. The mark for this assessment item will represent 30% of the final grade.

Assessment item 2: Coaching/Teaching Practical

  • Due date: 27 April (Week 12)
  • Weighting: 40%
  • Addresses learning outcomes: 1, 3
  • Related generic skills: 1, 3, 4, 5

The Coaching/Teaching Practical is due on Friday, 26 April (Week 12) by 5pm. There are three parts to this assessment item. Students are required to submit a video (complete with audio) showing them coaching or teaching a technical or tactical aspect of a sport or physical activity. The video should be a maximum of 5 minutes in length and should be submitted as a file on a USB memory stick. The USB should also contain a file of the session or teaching plan and a self-assessment of the coaching or teaching effectiveness and strategies for improvement (no more than 500 words). No other files should be on the USB memory stick. Templates for the session plan and self-assessment will be provided to students in the tutorials. The mark for this assessment item will represent 40% of the final grade.

Assessment item 3: E-Portfolio

  • Due date: 10 May (Week 14)
  • Weighting: 30%
  • Addresses learning outcomes: 3, 4
  • Related generic skills: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

The E-Portfolio is due on Friday, 10 May (Week 14) by 5pm. The aim of this assessment item is to share a record of your learning journey through the unit. The style and format are open but must reflect your participation and engagement in the unit's learning activities. Guidelines for the development of the e-portfolio will be shared in lectures and tutorials at the start of the unit. The e-portfolio should demonstrate evidence of regular and continuous reporting of and reflection on your involvement in the unit. 33.3% of the marks available in this assessment item will be allocated to evidence of consistent and continuous engagement in learning activities throughout the unit. 66.7% of the marks available in this assessment item will be allocated to evidence of in depth, thoughtful, questioning, insightful reflection on the unit's learning activities. The mark for this assessment item will represent 30% of the final grade.

Unit Resources[edit]

This course will use Internet based material. Reading suggestions and guides will be provided for each session.

This is an Introduction to the Unit (using SlideShare)

You might like to read about Jeffrey Wright as another introduction to the unit.


Week 1 (8 February) Welcome to Sport Coaching Pedagogy.

Sport Coaching Pedagogy: Introductions (SlideCast)

Week 2 (15 February) Personal Development Pathways.

A Guide to Using Training Needs Analysis and Personal Development Plans (2011). Leeds: National Coaching Foundation

Week 3 (22 February) Planning Programs.

Week 4 (1 March) Observation and Augmented Information.

Week 5 (8 March) Sharing and Presenting Information 1.

Week 6 (15 March) Mentoring 1.

Week 7 (22 March) Using Digital Media: Produsing Resources

David Worlick (2013), It's the Information (Revisited)

Digital Research Tools (Bamboo Project wiki)

Week 8 (29 March) Class Free Week.

Week 9 (5 April) The Expert Pedagogue.

Week 10 (12 April) Sharing and Presenting Information 2.

Week 11 (19 April) Managing Data.

Week 12 (26 April) Mentoring 2.

Week 13 (3 May) Long Term Athlete Development.

Identifying Excellent Coaching Practice along the Sporting Pathway (2012). London: sportscoachUK.

Long-term athlete development: Foundations and challenges for coaches, scientists & policy-makers

Week 14 (10 May) Reflecting on Coaching as a Vocation.


Important references are:

For Coaches

For Teachers

Other online resources include:

Tools

A to Z of Social Media

You might think about using:

  • Diigo to help compile resources.

Background Reading

  • Cassidy, T., Jones, R., and Potrac, P. (2009). Understanding Sports Coaching: The Social, Cultural and Pedagogical Foundations of Coaching Practice. Abingdon: Routledge.
  • Jones, R.L. (ed) (2006). The Sports Coach as Educator. Abingdon: Routledge.
  • Jones, R., Armour, K., and Potrac, P. (2004). Sports Coaching Cultures. London: Routledge.
  • Jones, R., Potrac, P., Cushion, C., and Ronglan, L.T. (eds) (2011). The Sociology of Sports Coaching. Abingdon: Routledge.
  • Kramer, M. and Montgomery, R. (2012). The Best-Laid Plans of a High School CEO. Indianapolis: Dog Ear Publishers.
  • Lyle, J. (2002). Sports Coaching Concepts. London: Routledge.
  • Phillips, M. (2005). From Sidelines to Centre Field. A History of Sports Coaching in Australia. Sydney: University of New South Wales Press.