Modules studied in your first year will develop your understanding of our current education system and how children and young people learn effectively within it. You will develop subject specific knowledge relating to Physical Education and Sport. An understanding of how social, psychological and physiological factors affect learning and participation. Theoretical aspects are supported by practical teaching experiences in Games, Athletics, Outdoor and Adventurous Activities, gymnastics, Dance and Swimming. Your understanding of how all children, irrespective of ability can achieve will be developed, along with your ability to evaluate relevant research. Academic skills will be developed within each module to support understanding and academic writing. You will be able to apply and observe professional practice on the first of your placement opportunities in a school setting.
Your second, starts with a block placement, focussing on PE and Sport. The professional placement will also enable you to observe and analyse how teams work effectively to support learning. Current educational issues both generally and within physical education will considered, developing your ability to critically evaluate research and evidence. You will analyse factors influencing inclusive education and question how learning can be developed irrespective of gender, culture or socio-economic factors. You will have the opportunity to personalise your own learning through your own research, applying research skills developed through taught modules to a topic of your choice. Option modules and your final placement will encourage reflection and personal objectives to be set, to meet your interests and career aspirations.
On this course you will study a range of modules which may include the following: