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This course provides a final application of sport coaching theory to practice. Students will plan, implement and critically evaluate aspects of coaching pedagogy, sociology and sport science while coaching their selected sport. This will occur during coaching sessions with a team or individuals at any sporting level, throughout a season of practices and games or events.
1. Critically evaluate one's own coaching effectiveness through the use of reflective practice.2. Plan, implement and critically evaluate selected principles of sport science within the coaching practicum experience; 3. Plan, implement and critically evaluate selected aspects of pedagogical theory within the coaching practicum experience; 4. Critically reflect on a sociological and/or an ethical issue from the coaching practicum experience;5. Implement and critically evaluate an action plan addressing the sociological and/or ethical issue(s) identified;
1) SPCO210 (Performance Analysis and Sports Leadership and Management majors) and SPCO241 (Strength and Conditioning with Nutrition major). 2) Approval of Programme Coordinator based on police vetting and VCA interview.
Students must attend one activity from each section.
Jones, Robyn L. , Hughes, M., Kingston, Kieran;
An introduction to sports coaching : from science and theory to practice;
Kidman, Lynn , Hadfield, David., Thorpe, Rod;
Athlete-centred coaching : developing inspired and inspiring people;
Innovative Print Communications Ltd, 2005.
Game sense : pedagogy for performance, participation and enjoyment;
All forms of cheating and dishonest practice are taken seriously and penalties will result. Students should refer to General Course and Examination Regulation J: Dishonest Practice and Breach of Instructions in the University of Canterbury Calendar and the Assessment Guidelines for Students: Assessment, Referencing and Written Assignment Preparation in the BSpC coursebook.
Grading ScaleGrade GPA Value MarksA+ 9 90 – 100A 8 85 – 89.99A- 7 80 – 84.99B+ 6 75 – 79.99B 5 70 – 74.99B- 4 65 – 69.99C+ 3 60 – 64.99C 2 55 – 59.99C- 1 50 – 54.99D 0 40 – 49.99E -1 0 – 39.99A Pass is 50 marks or over
Due to the carefully planned learning progressions within courses and the workshop type nature of most on-campus classes, you are expected to attend all sessions. This will ensure that you do not miss vital information which will allow you to make sense of the course content. If you are going to miss classes you are expected to email the course lecturer, catch up on missed work through classmates, view recordings (if available for the course), readings and other supplementary material provided. In special cases, the course lecturer may provide additional support for you.
Students will be asked to complete course and teacher evaluations, using the Centre for Evaluation and Monitoring surveys. Survey responses are conducted electronically and are confidential. The Faculty of Education will conduct regular graduate surveys.
All course assessments in the Bachelor of Sport Coaching are internally moderated. A sample of your work may be used as part of this moderation process. Regular examiners meetings monitor the distribution of final grades in courses and adjustments are made if necessary to ensure reasonable consistency and comparability of course grades.
An assessment is late if it is handed in after the due date, without a formal extension. If an assessment is submitted after the due date, 5% will be deducted from the final grade for every day the assessment is late. No assessments will be accepted after a period of 3 days after the due date, unless an extension has been granted.
Students should refer to the Bachelor of Sport Coaching Course Handbook and course regulations for further information on course completing assignments and assessment. The Award regulations for the Bachelor of Sport Coaching can be found within the UC Calendar. The UC calendar is available online at:http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/publications/calendar.shtml. The specific Award regulations for the degree can be found at: http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/publications/documents/calendar/faculty_of_education.pdf.The College of Education assessment guidelines, which contain specific information regarding the College grading scale, late work, extensions, submission of work, reconsideration of grades, aegrotat procedures, academic integrity, and moderation of assessment can be found at:http://www.education.canterbury.ac.nz/documents/assessment_guidelines_for_students_13.pdfThe specific assessment details for each course, including assessment dates, can be found in the course outline which will be provided by your course lecturer at the start of the course.
All written assessment tasks and presentations must be referenced according to APA convention. (Information relating to APA referencing can be obtained from both the Central and Education Libraries.) Notes on APA referencing can also be found in the BSpC course handbook. Each assessment submission requires a completed cover sheet (available on-line).
Students who cannot complete assessments by the due date should discuss their situation with the course lecturer and complete the appropriate extension form. Where circumstances are known in advance, the student should discuss these with the course lecturer at least one week days prior to the assessment due date. In circumstances where this is not appropriate, the student should discuss their situation with the course lecturer as soon as possible.
This is a PASS/FAIL course. No resubmits are available for this course. This assessment procedure applies from 2015 onwards.
Students should refer to General Course and Examination Regulation H: Aegrotat Consideration and Aegrotat Consideration: Procedures in the UC Policy Library
Hard Copy Submission for ON Campus StudentsOn campus students assignments are to be submitted with a cover sheet to the School of Sport & Physical Education office, (behind the Rec Centre) by 5.00pm, or time directed by course lecturer, on or before the due date. Please use the drop box placed at the entrance to School office.Marked assignments will be returned directly from the lecturer. Electronic Submission via LEARN (all on campus and distance students)All students must submit their assessment via the online assessment system in the Learn (Moodle) class site, on or before the due date. All submitted assessment work will be screened by the software Turnitin, to check for plagiarism. There is opportunity for student to submit a draft report to monitor levels of plagiarism prior to the final submission for marking.It is the responsibility of the students to check their Internet access and ability to submit their work via the online system. Any technical difficulties should be notified well in advance of the due date so that assistance can be provided or alternative arrangements can be negotiated. For ICT help call our free call number 0508 UC IT HELP (0508 824 843) or on 03 369 5000.Monday to Friday, 8am to 5pm (excluding public and university holidays).
Domestic fee $761.00
International fee $3,188.00
* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.
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School of Health Sciences.