Teaching Gymnastic and Athletics
Run by School of Human and Behavioural Sciences
10.000 Credits or 5.000 ECTS Credits
Overall aims and purpose
This module will have a strong focus on acquiring the basic personal practical skills associated with safe participation and teaching a variety of Athletic Events (Track, Throws and Jumps) and Educational Gymnastics.
The module aims to enable students to acquire and develop; Athletics 1. Personal performance in a variety of – track events, throws and jumps 2. Officiating – measuring, timing etc. 3. Safe progressions for the development of safe and effective technique 1. Gymnastics 1. Personal performance - travelling, balance, partner work and basic vaulting 2. Safety - hazards and risk 3. Safe progressions for the development of safe and effective technique General 4. Provide experiences in order to develop skills, knowledge and understanding of the requirements and applications of Athletics and Gymnastics within the curriculum (literacy, numeracy etc.)
Practical activity will be supported by further reading, accessible on Black board and reflective follow-up consistent with developing good practice. Also of importance will be the generic personal qualities of awareness, judgement and attitude, which allow individuals to operate safely within a group, in potentially dangerous situations. Each area of activity will focus on competitive, creative and technical issues. Students will be encouraged to acquire a coaching qualification in one of the two activities
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To pass this module at the lower level of achievement, students need to demonstrate an adequate awareness of safety and technique in performing a variety of skills related to athletics and gymnastics. Most technical elements are met to a an adequate standard. There will likely be a wide range in the execution of some elements
To achieve a A grade and above, students need to demonstrate a critical awareness of safety and demonstrate clear and excellent technique in performing a variety of skills related to athletics and gymnastics. Most technical elements are met to a an excellent standard. Execution of elements will demonstrated at a very high level.
To achieve a C- grade, students need to demonstrate a good awareness of safety and technique in performing a variety of skills related to athletics and gymnastics. Most technical elements are met to a good standard; there may be a wide range in the execution of some elements
Perform effectively and safely as an individual and as a member of a group in both activities.
Demonstrate an understanding of basic pedagogical principles of assessment for learning in child centred approaches to teaching Gymnastics.
Demonstrate an understanding of basic pedagogical principles of assessment for learning in child centred approaches to teaching Athletics.
Teaching and Learning Strategy
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11 x 2 hr practicals at Treborth Track or Normal Site Sports Hall
This course will be taught through a combination of lectures, seminar, tutorials and workshops. For September 2020 we will be starting the academic year with a blended learning approach in response to Covid 19. For the most up to date information on this please look at https://www.bangor.ac.uk/courses/september-faqs.php.en
- 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
- Information retrieval - Able to access different and multiple sources of information
- 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.
- Caring - Showing concern for others; caring for children, people with disabilities and/or the elderly
- Management - Able to utilise, coordinate and control resources (human, physical and/or financial)
- 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
- 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.
- 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) or 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. As a consequence, you will graduate with a different degree. 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 (exact date to be confirmed nearer to the time). If you are re-sitting your assignment, your mark will be capped at 40%. To enhance your CV and the likelihood of progressing onto a PGCE we recommend that you gain coaching qualifications in a range of activities including athletics or gymnastics. The cost of these curses can vary according to your current coach education level. A starting price can be approx. £20.00.
Talis Reading listhttp://readinglists.bangor.ac.uk/modules/jxh-1058.html
Sample Reading list
Ashley Casey. A., MacPhail. A. (2018). Adopting a models-based approach to teaching physical education. Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy. Volume 23,3.
Light. R., Harvey. S. (2019). Positive pedagogy for Sport Coaching. Second Edition. Routledge
Mustafa Levent (2019). Supporting learning of practitioners and early career scholars in physical education and sports pedagogy. p 584-596
Quennerstedt. M. (2019). Physical education and the art of teaching: transformative learning and teaching in physical education and sports pedagogy: Sport, Education and Society Creating Thriving and Sustainable Futures in Physical Education, Health and Sport, Vol 24, 2019 - Issue 6:
Courses including this module
Compulsory in courses:
- C617: BSc Sport Science, PE & Coaching year 1 (BSC/SSCPE)
- C64P: BSc Sport Science, PE and Coaching with Placement Year year 1 (BSC/SSCPEP)