SPCO201-23S2 (C) Semester Two 2023

Learner-Centred Teaching and Coaching

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 17 July 2023
End Date: Sunday, 12 November 2023
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 30 July 2023
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 1 October 2023


This course engages students with exciting and innovative coaching and teaching approaches that are learner-centred, inquiry-based and growing in popularity across the globe. Through a blend of theory and practical application students will gain a working knowledge of the philosophical and pedagogical developments underpinning this approach. This is enhanced through student engagement with cutting-edge research as they critically reflect upon their own teaching and coaching experiences as active learners.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this course students will be able to:
1. Articulate a sound comprehension of the Learner-Centred Approach and the aims and principles underpinning it.
2. Plan and Implement a games-based learning session and employ self-reflective tools to evaluate your experiences as both an educator and learner during the practical class sessions.
3. Discuss the reasons for, and challenges involved with questioning during humanistic educational environments and compare this to other approaches or models.
4. Identify and discuss the learning theory and assumptions about human learning that underpin learner-centred approaches to teaching and coaching.
5. Critically reflect on the role the sport & PE plays in upholding te Tiriti o Waitangi (the Treaty of Waitangi) in educational settings.
6. Demonstrate understanding and application of mātauranga Māori (Māori knowledge) as this relates and applies to sport & PE in Aotearoa NZ.


Any 60 points at 100 level from any subject.

Timetable 2023

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 11:00 - 12:00 Meremere 108 Lecture Theatre
17 Jul - 27 Aug
11 Sep - 22 Oct
Workshop A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 11:00 - 13:00 Rec Centre Sports Hall
17 Jul - 27 Aug
11 Sep - 22 Oct
02 Thursday 09:00 - 11:00 Rec Centre Sports Hall
17 Jul - 27 Aug
11 Sep - 22 Oct

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Glenn Fyall


Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Final Exam (On-line) 20 Oct 2022 30% Final on-line exam of second six weeks of course content. (LO's 1,3,4,5,6)
Course Interaction & Engagement 20% On-going through workshops. Participation for lectures & workshops, including the delivery & reflection on a planned learning session employing a games-based methodology. Note: Distance students will also be required to meet on-line participation requirements.
On-line Test 15 Sep 2022 30% On-line test of first six weeks of course content (LO's 1,3, 4, 5, 6)
Game-based Session Plan 16 Sep 2022 20% Delivery & reflection on a planned learning session employing a games-based methodology (LO 2)

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $821.00

International fee $3,750.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see School of Health Sciences .

All SPCO201 Occurrences

  • SPCO201-23S2 (C) Semester Two 2023
  • SPCO201-23S2 (D) Semester Two 2023 (Distance)