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Coffs Harbour
Gold Coast
Lismore

Unit description

Provides students with knowledge and skills essential for effective motor skill coaching. Students learn about the fundamental concepts and considerations that underpin good coaching practice, including reflective practice, and how to appropriately apply these concepts to their coaching. Particular emphasis is placed on developing students’ ability to communicate and rationalise motor learning and coaching decisions.

Unit content

  1. Foundational concepts in motor learning, skill acquisition, and coaching
  2. Considerations in coaching 
  3. Attentional and memory consideration in coaching
  4. Instructional and feedback consideration in coaching
  5. Practice design considerations in coaching
  6. The reflective coach in practice

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1identify foundational concepts in motor learning and coaching
2design sessions to maximise motor learning outcomes in applied coaching contexts
3evaluate the effectiveness of aspects of a coaching session intended to develop motor skills
4demonstrate reflective practice skills in relation to motor skill coaching

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. identify foundational concepts in motor learning and coaching
  2. design sessions to maximise motor learning outcomes in applied coaching contexts
  3. evaluate the effectiveness of aspects of a coaching session intended to develop motor skills
  4. demonstrate reflective practice skills in relation to motor skill coaching

Prescribed Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts
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Prescribed Resources/Equipment
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Prescribed Learning Resources may change in future Teaching Periods

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Laboratory 3 hours (Weekly)
Assessment
Quiz25%
Session plan/overview and self-reflection40%
Exam: viva35%

Teaching method
Laboratory 3 hours (Weekly)
Assessment
Quiz25%
Session plan/overview and self-reflection40%
Exam: viva35%

Teaching method
Laboratory 3 hours (Weekly)
Assessment
Quiz25%
Session plan/overview and self-reflection40%
Exam: viva35%
Notice

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Fee information

Domestic

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