This assignment is intended to assess the following learning outcomes:
3. Plan and lead a safe and effective session of activity for disabled people
4. Apply a range of effective communication methods
5. Work effectively in a team
Working in a group of four, you have been asked to develop, plan and deliver a 40 minute practical sports coaching session for a group of 10-12 people. This group will include non-disabled people and disabled people, who have a range of impairments, including hearing, visual, physical (both ambulant and wheelchair users) and learning disability.
Individually, you are required to produce a report that includes the following;
·A full session plan showing what you would include in the session if you had to deliver it, including coaching points, differentiation, etc.
·An explanation of how your group would go about ensuring that your session meets the requirements of the following areas against which your session would be assessed if delivered:
2.Originality of activities
3.Engagement & involvement of participants
4.Organisation/Planning & Safety
5.Structure & Flow of the session
(The precise assessment criteria are laid out on the Practical Assessment Grading Criteria sheet below but each of these areas would be given equal weighting)
·An explanation of how you would ensure that your group of four worked effectively as a team in both the planning and delivery of the session.
·Seek to include academic references to support the nature of your chosen delivery style and content.
·Please remember that this is meant to be a coaching session rather than just an activity session. This means that there should be progression, coaching points within the key phases of warm up, skill development, game, cool down.
Module Specific Guidelines on Presentation/Format
All work submitted should be;
·In a minimum of 12-point font
·With a 2.5 centimetre border left around the page
·Correctly referenced (Cite Them Right format)
·With all pages numbered
·Inclusive of a word count (excluding references, appendices and quotations)
·With your Student number placed on every page in a header or footer
A word count of 1600 words applies, excluding the words used within the session plan.
The student charter for assessment states:
You can expect us to – “offer feedback on assessments, normally within 4 weeks of the hand-in for coursework and 5 weeks following exams”.
For this assessment you can expect to receive feedback in the following ways:
·Individual feedback will be available online from 3 working weeks after the submission deadline.
This is the reassessment for this module. Failure to achieve an overall module pass mark at this attempt will lead to a decision being made at the Progression Board as to whether you will be allowed to re-sit the module in the next academic year.
Disability Sport Practical Assessment Grading Criteria
Assessment Area 70% Plus
Range Consistently high awareness of & provision for differing communication needs.Consistently good awareness of & provision for differing communication needs. Differing communication needs regularly catered for. Some awareness of & provision for differing communication needs but not consistent.Little or no evidence of taking differing communication needs into consideration.
Style Highly energetic & engaging delivery style. Very effective explanation of activities. Generates very positive atmosphere during whole session. Excellent focus on skill development.
Very energetic & engaging delivery style. Effective explanation of activities. Positive atmosphere during the whole session. Strong focus on skill development. Quite energetic & engaging delivery style. Generally effective explanation of activities. Overall positive atmosphere during session. Sound focus on skill development. Some lack of energy & engagement in delivery style. Activities explained but not always clearly. Some loss of a positive atmosphere during session. Limited focus on skill development.
Delivery style lacks energy & engagement. Activities generally not explained clearly. Session generally lacks any positive atmosphere. Little or no focus on the development of skill-based elements.
Approach to Engagement
of Participants Highly creative approach taken to invent or adapt activities to ensure all participants fully active throughout, playing independent roles in activity goal achievement.
Generally inventive approach to activities/adaptation to cater for the needs of all participants, allowing them to play active & largely independent roles in the achievement of the overall activity goal.
Sound approach to the adaptation/creation of activities generally catering for the needs of all participants so they are active but the level of involvement & independence is inconsistent & occasionally limited.
Adaptation of activity evident but not fully catering for the needs of all people so that the level of involvement of all participants vary with some not fully active. Limited independence. No or very little attempt at adapting activities to meet the needs of people with different impairments so that a number of participants play a very limited role in the activity.