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This module will explore the conceptual frameworks proposed for Sports Coaching, and develop the student’s own ability to recognize the need for self-reflection and analysis and reinforce the assumption that the quality of coaching is a significant factor in determining performance improvement and success. The module will examine the social context of coaching and identify the distinctive values of the coaching process. The contemporary debates about the move towards the professionalization of coaches along with a thorough appraisal of the developments linked to the UK Coaching Certificate will be addressed in the module.
Within the module the value, types and impact of mentoring and reflection as tools for supporting the professional development of coaches will be fully explored. Students will also encounter practical opportunities to critically evaluate their coaching competence through tools of reflection, by analysing the impact of such tools on practice and the challenges they present in coaching.
A student passing this module should be able to:... 1. Demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of the conceptual framework which underpins sports coaching 2. Appraise critically the Development Model for sports coaches 3. Critically examine Coaching as an inter-personal relationship and the social context in which it operates 4. Reflect critically on the role and nature of reflective practice across the profession / sector of sports coaching 5. Provide critical synthesis of the impacts and challenges surrounding the use of reflective tools and methods within sports coaching
T Scheduled learning and teaching activities: 60 hours: Guided independent study: 240 hours
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