Development of Teaching and Coaching: gymnastics and dance

Department of Sport Pedagogy, School of Sport & Exercise Sciences

College of Life and Environmental Sciences


Code 23861

Level of study Second Year

Credit value 20

Semester 1 and 2

Module description

This module is designed to enhance students¿ knowledge and understanding of the aesthetic activity areas of gymnastics and dance in educational, coaching and community contexts. Through theory and practice, students explore and critically analyse aspects of pedagogical theory (e.g., differentiation, assessment) and apply these in practice. Practical sessions, lectures and seminars will be designed to further expand students¿ understandings of the theory and practice in teaching and coaching.

Teaching and learning methods

Lectures, supported by guided reading, will be used to introduce and explore the key concepts and theories. Practical sessions will be offered to expand students’ understanding of theory and research. Seminars will be offered to enable students to reach deeper levels of understanding of the module content.