Topics covered during the course will include, for example, methods and mechanisms for continued professional development, digital technologies, models-based practice (including models such as Cooperative Learning, Sport Education and Teaching Games for Understanding), and contemporary social and political issues for physical education and youth sport. In addition, modules will address research methods to prepare students for conducting fieldwork for their dissertation.
Module details are as follows:
Research Methodology in Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation
This module will develop your research skills within the areas of sport and physical education. It will cover the practical usage and critical analysis of methodologies providing an essential understanding of conducting research in a real world sport/physical education environment. Through this module you will develop as a research-led practitioner. The module also provides the grounding for the masters’ dissertation research.
- 6, 7 October 2016
- 2 , 3, 4 November 2016
Professional learning in sport
This module seeks to develop enquiring, critical and innovative approaches to professional practice in sport. Linking theory and practice, you will be encouraged to critically evaluate strategies used to facilitate and support professional development in your own workplace. Further, in the context of sport pedagogy, you will examine the relationship between learners, educators and context in facilitating professional learning and you will explore the social and political influences on physical education and youth sport.
- 13 December 2016
- 3 April 2017
Advanced pedagogies in physical education
This module will explore contemporary practices and innovations in physical education and sport pedagogy. Students will critically explore, experience, and be supported to use, for example, health-related digital technologies and a diverse range of pedagogical models. In addition, students will consider diverse approaches to curriculum design or making, by teachers and by students. Through this module you will also gain an in depth understanding of the complex process of pupil learning which will allow you to develop further your existing practices.
- 15 Oct 2016
- 19 November 2016
Professional case study
Drawing on the innovative work of professional cases, in this module you will work on a real-life case study from your own teaching, coaching or experience working with young people. You will be expected to draw upon knowledge and skills gained in the other modules to analyse a specific ‘case’ (e.g., a learner, a class, a team, a year group, an activity area) in order to create a fully considered and justified ‘action plan’ based upon a clear rationale and needs analysis. You will then implement your plan to demonstrate the competency that you have achieved in applying appropriate theory into practice and the evaluation of and impact of decisions made.
In this module you will integrate the areas covered in the taught modules within the programme. You will propose a research project, submit ethics, undertake and write up a piece of academic empirically based research relevant to your area of practice and interests in teaching.
The modules listed on our website may occasionally be subject to change. For example, as you will appreciate, key members of staff may leave the University and this might necessitate a review of the modules that are offered. Where a module is no longer available, we will let you know as soon as we can and help you make other choices.
Unless indicated otherwise, the modules listed for this course are for students starting in 2017. Modules for 2018 starters will be available from 1 September 2017.