Theoretical Foundations of Coaching and Teaching

15 points

Not offered 2024, offered in 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023

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This course introduces students to the philosophical assumptions, learning theory and theories of communication that underpin coaching practice. Understanding the philosophical assumptions, theories of human learning and of communication that coaching sits upon provides important foundational knowledge that coaches can draw upon to make important decisions about coaching at any level. The course includes participating in practical sessions across a range of sports that students will reflect upon and draw upon relevant literature to develop into well informed, inquisitive and reflective coaches.