Principles of Coaching and Instructional Practice

Queensland University of Technology

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Principles of Coaching and Instructional Practice

  • Host University

    Queensland University of Technology

  • Location

    Brisbane, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Health and Exercise Science, Physical Education

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    This first year unit aims to develop your knowledge and skills for teaching physical activities and coaching sports. The unit focuses on how to design tasks and spaces and organise groups or individuals for learning events. Additionally, you will learn about the key principles needed to communicate effectively and to help those who struggle to find solutions to movement and exercise challenges.  Key disciplinary features will be pedagogical and learning science, organisational systems and feedback systems, understood through the social justice principle of equity.


    Learning Outcomes
    To successfully complete this unit students should be able to:
    1.    Define and describe the key concepts and principles of coaching practice
    2.    Observe and evaluate coaching sessions.
    3.    Design and implement a learning episode by applying principles of learning design.
    4.    Critically reflect on your coaching practice.

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