Specialisation Sport II B 1110

Course Objectives

The goal of Specialisation Sport II B is to increase the student’s knowledge and understanding of and reflection upon his/her specialisation sport. The primary means of achieving this objective is increasing the student’s understanding of the specific characteristics of the specialisation sport or, in other words to enable students to become more familiar with the sport, both practically and theoretically. The subject of training is the central focus 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

Knowledge pertaining to the practical aspects of the sport emphasises the particular characteristics of the specialisation sport. In order to increase knowledge in this area students should have at least 150 hours practice in the field. The students’ time in the field may be accomplished by taking on various roles, such as working as a trainer; competing and training; observing; and supervising or participating in seminars and conferences. However, it will not be sufficient for students to take on only one of these roles throughout the academic year. By taking on several roles students will be able to view their chosen sport from various perspectives, which is important if they are to develop an understanding of the particular characteristics of the sport in question. The main focus of this work will be practically orientated. Students are responsible for arranging their own suitable training placements.

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 fellow students and teachers. There will be introductory seminars before the training placements. These will provide students with basic problem-solving approaches which they can take with them to their training placements. In addition, at the beginning of the autumn semester, there will be an introductory 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 upon 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 Carl-Magnus Nystad - 03/01/2008