An introduction to the social scientific study of physical education and human movement, contextualised with reference to sports coaching, sport management, outdoor education, dance, and leisure activities.
Graduates of the School of Physical Education gain employment and perform voluntary
work in a variety of areas, many of which involve working with people.
PHSE 101 will assist you to develop an awareness of how the theories associated with the social science disciplines can be used to analyse practices in, and perspectives of, physical education, sport and exercise. Further, you will gain skills and resources that will enable you to critically reflect upon practices and perspectives that you may have previously considered 'natural'.
In PHSE 101 you will be introduced to a range of 'theories of practice' and links will be made between these and your own 'practice theories'. These links will be illustrated by making reference to sports coaching, sport management, outdoor education, dance and leisure activities.
|Paper title||Sociocultural Foundations of Physical Education|
|Teaching period||First Semester|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$839.86|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$4,368.00|
- Suitable for any student interested in the socio-cultural aspects of physical education, sport and exercise sciences.
- Teaching staff
- Course Co-ordinator and Lecturer: Associate Professor Tania Cassidy and Professor Doug Booth
- Paper Structure
- The paper covers five areas:
- Introduction to socio-cultural foundations
- Pedagogical strategies
- Becoming a reflective practitioner
- Teaching Arrangements
- Lectures only.
- Cassidy, T., Jones, R., & Potrac, P. (2016) Understanding Sports Coaching. The pedagogical social and cultural and pedagogical foundations of coaching practice. 2nd edition, London: Routledge.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Critical thinking,
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- Learning Outcomes
- Upon successful completion of the paper you will be able to:
- Critically analyse professional practice by drawing upon theories and literature associated with the disciplines that inform the socio-cultural interpretations of physical education, sport and exercise
- Discuss the social implications of your knowledge and practices
- Collect and analyse data from primary and secondary sources
- Demonstrate your ability to communicate effectively through good scientific writing