An examination of what it means to be a sports coach in Aotearoa/New Zealand, drawing on research grounded in pedagogy, psychology, sociology, economics, gender, environmental science and management.
Are you interested in developing your understanding about what it means to be, and to become, a sports coach? Drawing on theoretically informed sociocultural literature and applied experiences, SPEX 207 explores topics including "What and who is a sports coach?" and "becoming a coach" all the while recognising the various, and changing, contexts in which coaching occurs.
|Paper title||Understanding Sports Coaching|
|Subject||Sport, Physical Education and Exercise|
|Teaching period||Not offered in 2023 (On campus)|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$988.95|
|International Tuition Fees||Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.|
- 72 points
- Recommended Preparation
- SPEX 101
- Schedule C
- Arts and Music, Science
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- Teaching staff
Course Co-ordinator: Associate Professor Tania Cassidy
- Teaching Arrangements
The majority of the teaching occurs in a lecture format, but there will be opportunities to engage with some sports coaching case studies.
No textbook required.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship,
Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Information literacy,
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- Learning Outcomes
At the conclusion of the paper the students will be able to:
- Discuss the various ways in which the social, cultural, environmental and individual factors influence coaching practice with particular emphasis on the Aotearoa New Zealand context
- Reflect upon how current academic theories and coaching practices provide a framework for future practices