Module Overview

Coaching Pedagogy

This module aims introduce students to the concept of coaching pedagogy through an applied micro-coaching experience, which allows them to critically analyse three dimensions of pedagogy; coaches/coaching; learners/learning; knowledge in context.

Module Code

COCH H2002

ECTS Credits


*Curricular information is subject to change


Pedagogy using coaching scenarios as a coaching methodology, using flexible cognitive strategies to analyse real world problems and produce meaningful solutions, development of skills of self-management, learning to work effectively as a group member, development of an understanding of the biological, social and cultural issues that could impact on future coaching, making connections between subject matter and context; development of strategies for managing sport learning environment. Students will learn how to peer-coach parts of sessions and will analyse their own and their peers' coaching performance under set criteria with the aid of key technologies. The module provides opportunities for students to focus on longterm aims of coaching i.e. Physical activity/Sport Promotion and Health across the lifespan.

Pedagogy and Sport

What is sports pedagogy; children learning; learning theory for effective practice; learning about health through sport; critical health pedagogy; youth sport policy; olympian.

Diverse learners

Understanding motivation; sporting bodies and vulnerable identities; The importance of play; Disability experiences; Disaffected groups; Barriers; Gender; Be active.


Personalised learning; Effective coaching; Mentoring; Communities of practice; Models based practice.

Case studies

Creating the learning environment (practice philosophy, teaching styles); The nature of coaching (definitions, roles and responsibilities); Understanding learning (learning styles, individual needs, differentiation); Approaches to assessing learning and performance effectiveness; Approaches to providing feedback; Motor control and stages of learning; Working With Different Populations (children, adolescents, adults); Growth and development; Integrated approaches to working in coaching Long term Athlete/ Player development models and their challenges Coaching and training models

Methods used to achieve the module learning outcomes will include lectures, tutorials, practical content, interpretation of data, case studies, problem-solving exercises, video presentations, self-directed learning and computer-based learning. 

Module Content & Assessment
Assessment Breakdown %
Other Assessment(s)100