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A theoretical analysis of what it means to be a quality coach and in doing so engage with contemporary debates around leadership, mentoring and ethics.
In SPEX 307 students will be introduced to concepts such as leadership, ethics, mentoring and coaching as they are understood within a sports coaching context. Yet these terms are also used outside of sport coaching. For this reason, in SPEX 307, students will develop an understanding of how these concepts can be transfered across a wide range of work environments.
|Paper title||Coaching, Leadership and Mentoring|
|Subject||Sport, Physical Education and Exercise|
|Teaching period||Semester 2 (On campus)|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$946.50|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$5,213.25|
- PHSE 101 or SPEX 207
- PHSE 330
- Schedule C
- Arts and Music, Science
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- Teaching staff
Course Coordinator: Associate Professor Tania Cassidy
- Teaching Arrangements
The majority of the teaching occurs in a lecture format, but there will be opportunities to engage with case studies.
No textbooks required.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship,
Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Environmental literacy,
Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation.
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- Learning Outcomes
At the conclusion of the paper the students will be able to:
1. Discuss the social, cultural, environmental and individual factors that influence coaching, leadership and mentoring practices.
2. Critically evaluate the assumption that quality coaches are capable leaders, skilled mentors and ethical practitioners.
3. Critically analyse current theories and practices and claims associated with coaching, leadership and mentoring.
4. Critically reflect upon and evaluate the ethical and social implications of their knowledge and actions.