SPCO201-22S2 (C) Semester Two 2022

Learner-Centred Teaching and Coaching

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 18 July 2022
End Date: Sunday, 13 November 2022
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 31 July 2022
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 2 October 2022


This course engages students with exciting and innovative coaching and teaching approaches that are learner-centred, inquiry-based and growing in popularity across the globe. Through a blend of theory and practical application students will gain a working knowledge of the philosophical and pedagogical developments underpinning this approach. This is enhanced through student engagement with cutting-edge research as they critically reflect upon their own teaching and coaching experiences as active learners.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this course students will be able to:
1. Articulate a sound comprehension of the Learner-Centred Approach and the aims and principles underpinning it.
2. Plan and Implement a games-based learning session and employ self-reflective tools to evaluate your experiences as both an educator and learner during the practical class sessions.
3. Discuss the reasons for, and challenges involved with questioning during humanistic educational environments and compare this to other approaches or models.
4. Identify and discuss the learning theory and assumptions about human learning that underpin learner-centred approaches to teaching and coaching.
5. Critically reflect on the role the sport & PE plays in upholding te Tiriti o Waitangi (the Treaty of Waitangi) in educational settings.
6. Demonstrate understanding and application of mātauranga Māori (Māori knowledge) as this relates and applies to sport & PE in Aotearoa NZ.


Any 60 points at 100 level from any subject.

Course Coordinator

Glenn Fyall

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $799.00

International fee $3,600.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

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All SPCO201 Occurrences

  • SPCO201-22S2 (C) Semester Two 2022
  • SPCO201-22S2 (D) Semester Two 2022 (Distance)