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:
- 13, 14, 15 September 2017
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.
- 14 September 2017
- 5 October 2017
- 1, 2 , 3 November 2017
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.
- 12 December 2017
- 26 April 2018
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.
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.
Please note: The modules listed on the website for this programme are regularly reviewed to ensure they are up-to-date and informed by the latest research and teaching methods. Unless indicated otherwise, the modules listed for this programme are for students starting in 2018. On rare occasions, we may need to make unexpected changes to compulsory modules after that date; in this event we will contact offer holders as soon as possible to inform or consult them as appropriate.