Course Title: Coaching Children's Sport

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Coaching Children's Sport

Credit Points: 12


Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

TCHE2444

Bundoora Campus

Undergraduate

360H Education

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2016,
Sem 2 2017

Flexible Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

TCHE2578

Brunswick Campus

Undergraduate

360H Education

Face-to-Face

UGRDFlex17 (ELEC)

Course Coordinator: Peter Meaney

Course Coordinator Phone: see below

Course Coordinator Email: see below


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None


Course Description

  • In this course you will focus on aspects of coaching children in sport and physical education activities. You will examine key psycho-sociological and developmental issues encountered and inherent in coaching. It is designed for you to participate in, analyse and report on coaching experiences, using the concepts and understandings presented in lectures, current literature, field practice and observation. You will identify what is effective and successful coaching for students in diverse physical activity and sports settings, including coping with a range of positive or negative behaviours demonstrated by participants.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Discuss key principles of psychology applied to coaching children in sports contexts
  • Develop and articulate your philosophy and values associated with coaching children in sport
  • Apply concepts, strategies and techniques to real-world practical coaching contexts
  • Identify and address safety issues in movement activities
  • Display initiative and creativity in choosing activities, skills and resources that involve all learners and cater for diverse learner capacities in sport


You will be assessed on your development of the following program learning outcomes in this course:

  • Engage with diverse learners in a range of educational contexts in order to develop skills and knowledge for flexible and adaptable participation in professional communities of practice.
  • Develop and apply theoretical and practical knowledge and skills to your professional practice and development in curriculum, pedagogy and assessment.
  • Communicate using a range of formats and strategies to audiences within and external to the discipline of education.
  • Work with others in a range of roles and contexts, demonstrating cultural, environmental and social awareness and ethical and reflective practice.
  • Apply initiative and judgement in planning in planning, problem solving and decision making to enhance your practice and continuing professional development.
     


Overview of Learning Activities

You will be engaged in learning that involves a range of activities both face to face and online such as lectures, tutorials, group and class discussion, group activities and individual research.

You will be engaged in learning that involves face to face lectures, a practical AFL level 1 coaching course, undertaking literature searches, and documenting your coaching experiences with primary school-aged children.


Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems. 

Course materials will be provided by your lecturer and by the AFL course instructor. Course notes will be made available online. A list of recommended learning resources will be included, such as reference books and web resources. As part  of your assessment you will also need to seek further resources relevant to the focus of your own learning.


Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on how well you meet the course’s learning outcomes and on your development against the program capabilities.

You will plan and teach an AFL coaching skill unit; plan, deliver and record a coaching session of a sports activity of your choice, linked to lecture and literature content. An annotated bibliography task will support your understanding of latest published research relating to the needs of coaching primary school aged children.Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks.

Assessment may include reports, projects and presentations, individually and in groups. Assessment will cover both theoretical and practical aspects of your learning. You will be able to develop your work in relation to your own specific areas of interest in your professional practice.

Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks

If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program manager or the Equitable Learning Services if you would like to find out more.

The Student Charter www.rmit.edu.au/about/our-education/supporting-learning-and-teaching/student-charter/ summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT University student as well as the responsibilities of the university.

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies and procedures which can be found on the RMIT University website at: www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=qwxbqbg739rl1