SDCOA304-19B (HAM)

Analysing Coaching for Learning

15 Points

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Paper Description

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This paper critically examines the instructional strategies and practices adopted to promote effective instruction in selected settings. A range of technologies to support the analysis and reflection process are utilised. Students will have the opportunity to apply these in a broad range of coaching and instructional settings.
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Paper Structure

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This paper has one one hour lecture /class per week and one two­ hour workshop.

You are expected to attend all workshops . Please arrive early and be dressed appropriately for moderate intensity activity. It is recommended you bring water for hydration during these sessions.

All lectures / classes are Panopto'd which will be available after the lecture unless technical issues are experienced. Lectures will wherever possible, be interactive and be based on assigned readings.

Notes for each lecture will be available on the Moodle paper page.

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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the course should be able to:

  • Students who successfully complete the paper should be able to:
    1. Explore and apply the tenets of instructional design to facilitate learning;
    2. Adopt systematic observation protocols to analyse coaching and instruction;
    3. Understand and apply the reflective process as both a pedagogical and evaluative tool;
    4. Demonstrate a working knowledge of recent technological aids.
    Linked to the following assessments:
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Assessment Components

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The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 60:40. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 40% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 60:40 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 40% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. Exam
2. In-Class reading responses
  • Hand-in: In Lecture
3. Pair coaching and evaluation
  • Other: Plan submitted in class. Evaluation in Moodle.
4. Analysis of coaching Group seminar
20 Sep 2019
11:30 PM
  • Other: Part A Submit in Moodle: Part B presentation (TBA)
Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
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Required and Recommended Readings

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Required Readings

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Readings are accessible from the Library reading list for SDCOA304 (Talis Aspire). They can be accessed from the following link:

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Recommended Readings

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A list of recommended readings to support background reading for exam topics will be posted during the semester.
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Other Resources

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To assist you with the completion of your systematic observation analysis assessment task you will need to use the allocated computers and software (CODA). There are four Apple Mac computers in room TT7.01. Booking sheets for the use of these computers will be posted on the door of TT7.01. Please be aware that this room is adjacent to staff offices and I would ask you to please show consideration for staff working on this floor.

For your peer coaching task you will need to be registered to Hudl ( If you have completed previous papers in the SDCOA major (SDCOA203) you will just need to sign in with your email and password. If you have not registered previously details of how to register will be shared in class.

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Online Support

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Support materials, assignment submission are all in the SDCOA304 Moodle page. Where appropriate lecture and tutorial materials will be added to this space.
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This paper is worth 15 points which equates to 150 hours across the semester. There are approximately 36 hours of contact time (1 x 1 hour lecture, 1 1 x 2 hour workshop). There will be approximately 49 hours of non-contact related learning (including on-line participation) and 65 hours allocated to assessment.

If students are prevented from attending classes for any reason, and expect to be absent for more than four days, they should advise their lecturer as soon as is possible. If students know in advance that they will be absent from a lecture, or if they unavoidably miss a class, the paper coordinator or lecturer should be advised.

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Prerequisites: A minimum of 60 points at 200 level




Restrictions: SPLS310

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