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Athlete Development and Coaching Pedagogy - EDUH4007

This unit is designed to develop a sound understanding of what constitutes effective sports coaching within a school context. It distinguishes between participation and performance coaches. The unit aims to provide the skills and knowledge necessary for effective planning, implementation and evaluation of coaching programs for athlete development in diverse educational settings. Emphasis will be on the knowledge and practical understanding of different pedagogical strategies and creating an ideal learning environment for school aged athletes. The service learning experience will enable the students to develop the link between theory and practice and evaluate coaching effectiveness. At the completion of this unit it is hoped that students are more confident and knowledgeable in their coaching practice, become a reflective practitioner, understand the vital link between theory and practice and value the need for them to be research informed teacher and coaches.

1x2-hr workshop/wk for 9 wks ,16-hrs of research and service learning

team based learning tasks (2x10 and 1x25%) and the satisfactory completion of 16-hrs service learning with a 3000wd learning journal (55%)


144 credit points of units


Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences

Semester 1

25 Feb 2019

Department/School: Education
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Mar 2019
Unit of study level: Honours
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? Yes
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Unit of Study coordinator: Assoc Prof Donna O'Connor
HECS Band: 1
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