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Research led but grounded in practice, this course engages students with some of the most recent and cutting edge developments in sport coaching that have sought to apply the wide range of benefits evident in athlete-centred approaches to coaching team sports to individual sports and coaching other physical activities. It engages students with approaches to applying the holistic and humanistic pedagogical principles of athlete centred coaching in team games such as Game Sense to individual, technique-intensive sports such as swimming and athletics. Specifically, it draws on the concept of Positive Pedagogy informed by the pedagogical features of Game Sense adapted to individual sports, Positive Psychology and the work on positive approaches to promoting health and well-being. It engages students with the most recent developments in this field while providing experience through practical sessions as learners and coaches with assessment structured around reflections on this experience informed by the literature.
1) 45 points in any courses, or 2) enrolment in GradCertSpC, or 3) approval from Programme Coordinator.