Specialisation Sport II A 1109

Course Objectives

The intention of Specialisation Sport II A is to increase the student’s knowledge and understanding of, and reflection over his/her specialisation sport. The primary method to achieve this objective is to increase the student’s understanding of the specific characteristics of the specialisation sport or, in other words: to become more familiar with the sport, both practically and theoretically. The subject of training is the central objective of the sport specialisation course; therefore most of the students’ work will be of a practical nature. On this foundation, students will increase their understanding of their respective sports so that they will be able to meet the requirements and exploit the possibilities to be found in the particular sport.

Course Description

The sport-specific theoretical background will be related to the student’s chosen theoretical module: Sport Physiology II, Sport Sociology II or Sport Pedagogy and Sport Psychology II. The relationship between theory and practice will be emphasised, and this part of the course will require a minimum of 75 student-hours in actual practice.

Learning Methods

Lectures, seminars, discussion groups, personal guidance and independent study of how the specialisation sport is practiced.

The teaching and learning methods will be primarily related to the acquisition of knowledge through practical experience. The experiences of the students in different training-practice situations will be followed up through discussion seminars, where these experiences will be presented to co-students and teachers. There will be introductory seminars before the training placements. These will provide students with basic problem approaches which they can take with them to their training placements. In addition, at the beginning of the autumn semester, there will be an introduction seminar for each individual specialisation sport in which characteristic approaches to the individual specialisation sports will be presented. Students are responsible for arranging their own suitable training placements.

Assessment Methods

All the work that the student performs during the course, including lectures, seminars, practice, personal training, guidance, observation etc., must be recorded in a field diary. This will be used as a tool for increasing the students’ reflection about and understanding of their chosen specialisation sport. The course is assessed on a pass/fail basis. During the academic year, various guidance meetings will be scheduled between the students and their teachers.

Minor adjustments may occur during the academic year, subject to the decision of the Dean

Publisert av / forfatter Arnstein Sunde <Arnstein.SundeSPAMFILTER@hit.no>, last modified Helle Friis Knutzen - 13/09/2010