Pedagogy and Physical Education (1)
Run by School of Human and Behavioural Sciences
10.000 Credits or 5.000 ECTS Credits
Organiser: Mr Gethin Thomas
Overall aims and purpose
This module aims to evaluate and develop your understanding of Pedagogical approaches relevant to inclusive Physical Education that contributes to the development of Physically Literate future citizens.
We will explore:
• the National Curriculum (NC) throughout the Age Phases/Key Stages, focusing specifically on the Welsh NC requirement for Physical Education
• teaching styles and strategies that result in appropriate challenge and support, progression and engagement • the relationship between teaching and learning, and the role of assessment of learning and assessment for learning. • how carefully planned, challenging, differentiated tasks result in achievement
• supporting the progress of learners through regular, relevant and supportive feedback
The focus of the module will be on discovering the most effective methods for the delivery of a dynamic pupil-centred Physical Education program that results in a confident, self motivated and engaged learner. We will explore an evidence based pedagogical approach that emphasises ‘task mastery’ as a measure of achievement and progress. You will discover how to create an inclusive learning environment that supports a sense of autonomy, belonging and competence that nurtures intrinsically motivated and self-sufficient learners.
Following successful completion of the module, students will be able to: Through application demonstrate a thorough understanding of the theoretical basis for an inclusive, empowering learning environment
Following successful completion of the module, students will be able to: Demonstrate effective pedagogical strategies that support progression through pupil centred learning.
Teaching and Learning Strategy
- Literacy - Proficiency in reading and writing through a variety of media
- Self-Management - Able to work unsupervised in an efficient, punctual and structured manner. To examine the outcomes of tasks and events, and judge levels of quality and importance
- Exploring - Able to investigate, research and consider alternatives
- Information retrieval - Able to access different and multiple sources of information
- Inter-personal - Able to question, actively listen, examine given answers and interact sensitevely with others
- Safety-Consciousness - Having an awareness of your immediate environment, and confidence in adhering to health and safety regulations
- Presentation - Able to clearly present information and explanations to an audience. Through the written or oral mode of communication accurately and concisely.
- Self-awareness & Reflectivity - Having an awareness of your own strengths, weaknesses, aims and objectives. Able to regularly review, evaluate and reflect upon the performance of yourself and others
Subject specific skills
- research and assess paradigms, theories, principles, concepts and factual information, and apply such skills in explaining and solving problems
- plan, design, execute and communicate a sustained piece of independent intellectual work, which provides evidence of critical engagement with, and interpretation of, appropriate data
- demonstrate effective written and/or oral communication and presentation skills
- work effectively independently and with others
- take and demonstrate responsibility for their own learning and continuing personal and professional development
- self-appraise and reflect on practice
- plan and design practical activities using appropriate techniques and procedures whilst demonstrating high levels of relevant skills
- project manage and execute practical activities using appropriate techniques and procedures whilst demonstrating high levels of relevant skills
- recognise and respond to moral, ethical, sustainability and safety issues that directly pertain to the context of study including relevant legislation and professional codes of conduct
- undertake fieldwork with continuous regard for safety and risk assessment.
- communicate succinctly at a level appropriate to different audiences.
- develop effective learning aids
Resource implications for students
To ensure your degree learning outcomes are met and health and safety is maintained, practical sessions are compulsory. If you miss more than one practical session without genuine mitigating circumstances you will fail the module (due to not meeting the learning outcomes) and will either: • be asked to re-sit the module in the following year. You will be charged to resit this module • be transferred off the course to another of our degree programmes. You will have to make up missing credits required for your new degree. If additional learning and assessments are required to make up these missing credits you may be charged. You will graduate with a different degree title. Important: Students who fail the module (overall module mark less than 40%) or miss module assessments, will be required to undertake a resit or first-sit assignment in the Supplementary Assessment Week (SAW). The SAW will be held in July 2019 (exact date to be confirmed nearer to the time). If you are resitting your assignment, your mark will be capped at 40%.
Tailored readings e.g. Journal Articles will be available to students on Blackboard Learning to Teach Physical Education in the Secondary School; Susan Capel