PE Leadership (Primary)
Run by School of Educational Sciences
30.000 Credits or 15.000 ECTS Credits
Semester 1 & 2
Overall aims and purpose
The course will enable teachers to 1. become more familiar with the National Curriculum programmes of study and share their experiences with other teachers either in their own school or in a cluster of schools so as to support those teachers; 2. plan incrementally from the start of a key stage to its end, ensuring a proper width and balance to the programme; 3. develop their understanding of the nature of physical education and the importance of body management skills as a basis for additional work in the subject area; 4. cultivate skills, knowledge, and understanding in order to teach a range of PE activities and ensure that they are using a balance of methods generally; 5. consider how to assess, gather information about pupils' attainment, and keep records; 6. ensure that every PE lesson is well managed and organised, taking proper account of safety; 7. become familiar with a wide range of equipment and apparatus for PE lessons, and the correct, safe methods of using them; 8. make the best and most efficient use of the space available for PE, including the gym, the hall, playing fields, swimming pools, parks and other open-air places, and the leisure facilities of the local community; 9. ensure that every pupil, whatever his gender, ability, ethnic and cultural background, or special educational needs, receives the same provision and opportunities in PE; 10. understand the processes involved in establishing connections with the secondary schools that their pupils will be transferring to, the local community, and sports associations, and prepare the necessary information for applying for the training qualifications of national sports associations.
thresholdSee the learning outcomes.
goodGood understanding of all the learning outcomes and the relationship between them.
excellentVery good understanding of all the learning outcomes together with the ability to reflect on their interrelationship in an analytic manner.
- Successful students will be able to 1. demonstrate evidence of analysis, synthesis, and reflection in relation to a range of literature; 2. formulate a coherent argument deriving from such reading and/or professional practice, and comment critically upon such argument; 3. apply knowledge derived from reading to a professional issue; 4. where appropriate, plan, implement, and evaluate a programme of independent or cooperative study/ enquiry.
Teaching and Learning Strategy
|60 hours of contact time over a period of ten days. A mixture of lectures, workshops, and classroom lesson observation sessions.|