Academic Skills for Studying Sport

Department of Sport Pedagogy, School of Sport & Exercise Sciences

College of Life and Environmental Sciences


Code 23855

Level of study First Year

Credit value 20

Semester 1 and 2

Module description

This module will introduce, develop and focus students¿ academic skills for successful study and assessment in Higher Education within the field of Sport Pedagogy. Students will explore and develop key skills around tasks such as: academic information searching and gathering; critical reading; essay writing; essay planning and development; referencing and using sources; managing time effectively; communication skills; employability and career planning. The use of ICT as a means of supporting study techniques will also be developed. There will be an opportunity for students to focus upon their own learning and their own skills. Specific parts of the module contents will also be embedded within other first year modules as formative tasks. The module is also designed to introduce and give students a grounding in the basic principles of research methodology. The module will introduce students to the traditions of qualitative and quantitative research as well as the considerations required when planning and reviewing an appropriate methodology (e.g. ethics; sampling and data analysis).

Teaching and learning methods

Lectures, seminars and online tasks