COURSE CODE & TITLE COCR 1001: Minding SPEC: Exploring Sports, Physical Education and Health & Wellness
NO. OF CREDITS: Three (3)
LEVEL: One (1)
PREREQUISITES: None

 

In Minding SPEC, university students participate in scheduled sport activities at the Sport and Physical Education Centre (SPEC) for which credits are awarded. Students become members of sporting groups, and these affiliations allow students to plan, practice and compete together, as well as benefit from all the personal and social development opportunities that accompany membership in a sports group at SPEC.

Students may also participate at the technical level as assistant coaches, trainers etc, and may also conduct projects, enquiry or small research projects in sport. A schedule of participation is organised at the outset, which allows students to practice and play within a predictable schedule of fair play. Students determine their own Learning Plan. Fulfillment of selected goals and a "praxis" (practical) assignment selected in the students' Learning Plan will determine the award of co-curricular credit for sport. 

A culminating event marks the end of the season and provides both the occasion to recognize progress and the opportunity to celebrate successes. Records are kept and used for purposes of motivation, feedback, assessment, and the building of standards and traditions. Continuous efforts are made to promote the rewards of successfully participating in a sports group at SPEC.

Topic or Unit Objectives

At the end of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Identify the roles and functions of persons participating in a sports activity
  2. Select appropriate roles to play that ensure a productive sports activity
  3. Demonstrate their knowledge of the roles and functions of such persons
  4. Illustrate their understanding of the rules of their chosen sport
  5. Discuss the value of participating in sport groups (teams)
  6. Use data collection methods to provide feedback and make assessments
  7. Identify student participation in sports
  8. Apply the knowledge learned to everyday situations

 

Assignment

  • Complete and submit Learning Plan for Sport
  • Select three goals and complete one practical assignment (PA) from the list provided in the Learning Plan at the end of this section

 

Course Assessment and Evaluation

  1. Student must attend at least one session per week.
  2. Students will be expected to assist the coach in at least one session per week.
  3. Students will be expected to complete chosen goals and praxis assignment.
  4. Students will be expected to participate in discussions related to the benefits of participating in sports and the various roles of people in SPEC.
  5. Initially assessment of this course will be very informal. Oral reviews and assessments will take place at the beginning and end of each session.
  6. Program Participation 30%, Completed Goals 50%, Praxis Assignment 20%.
  7. Any students with learning disabilities should kindly inform the instructor so that the necessary accommodation can be made.

 

Output

All students will participate in lectures and skills development drills.

Each student must select three (3) goals AND one (1) praxis (practical) assignment from the list below.

  Goal A  ....................................... Earn selection on UWI team

  Goal B  ...................................... Play on team in UWI league

  Goal C  ...................................... Assist coach in chosen sport

  Goal D  ...................................... Keep records and collect data

  Goal E   ...................................... Assist in Sport Officiating

  Goal F   ...................................... Assist in Sport Administration

  Goal G   ..................................... Be responsible for First Aid

  Goal H  ...................................... Improve skills in chosen sport

  Praxis Assignment 1   ....... Give written report on your experience of roles and functions of persons in SPEC

  Praxis Assignment 2   ....... Keep and submit reflective journal on students’ participation in SPEC

  Praxis Assignment 3   ....... Create and submit portfolio (pictures and print) of students’ in SPEC

  Praxis Assignment 4  ........ Conduct university based survey investigating sports issue. For example, how  women

                                             participate, to what extent they might be marginalised, and how access can be improved.

Instructors

Name: Mrs. Lystra Francis
Email: lystra.francis@sta.uwi.edu
Office address: Sport and Physical Education Centre (SPEC)
Telephone: (868)-662-2002 ext. 83556
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