Core Module Information
Module title: Performance Development and Expertise

SCQF level: 10:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: SES10116
Module leader: Russell Martindale
School School of Applied Sciences
Subject area group: Sport Exercise and Health Science


Description of module content:

Over the course of this module you will have the opportunity to critically examine talent identification and development processes in different contexts and situations. The extent to which effective talent identification and development is dependent on a range of different, but inter-related factors will also be considered. In the first part of the module you will be considering broader topics related to sporting talent such as nature versus nurture, talent identification, developmental pathways and maturational considerations. In the second half of the module, you will be looking more specifically at how we can develop talent effectively by looking at the role of psychology, features of effective talent development environments, the role of the coach and significant others.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to
LO1: Critically appraise the development of athletic expertise
LO2: Critically evaluate the concepts and rationale for talent identification and development in sport
LO3: Critically evaluate practice and/or athletic development experience through an evidence-based lens
LO4: Assess data related to talent identification and development processes in order to inform evidence based practice

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2022/3, Trimester 1, FACE-TO-FACE, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: FACE-TO-FACE
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Russell Martindale
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
This module will consist of various methods of delivery. Face-to-face contact will be via a series of lectures, tutorials and/or workshops to develop a basis of theoretical studies and readings (LO1, LO2, LO3, and LO4). A series of case studies and scenarios will support your ability to apply theory to real world practice. You will be assessed through a report and a presentation. The module will also support you in your learning and assessment by way of face to face contact and through an on-line presence, by way of discussion forum.

Formative Assessment:
Formative assessment will be applied throughout the delivery of the module through face to face and/or online activities. For example, there will be online Q&A opportunities through multiple choice tests and related activities on moodle, and also through discussion forum Q&A opportunities, also on moodle. Formative feedback will also be available through tutorials, where for example, you may be asked to analyse some data sets and discuss the implications with the students and staff.

Summative Assessment:
Summative assessment will be applied to this module through a 2000 word report [week 8] and a 15 minute presentation [week 13]. The Summative assessment will engage you in appropriate research and other activities to develop your understanding of expertise development in a relevant area.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 24
Face To Face Tutorial 24
Independent Learning Guided independent study 152
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Report 50 1,2,3 8 , WORDS= 2000
Oral Presentation 50 1,2,3 & 4 13 HOURS= 00.25
Component 1 subtotal: 50
Component 2 subtotal: 50
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
SES10116 Performance Development and Expertise