Core Module Information
Module title: Performance Development & Expertise (online)

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

Module code: SES10118
Module leader: Russell Martindale
School School of Applied Sciences
Subject area group: Sport Exercise and Health Science


Description of module content:

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:

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

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
SES10118 Performance, Development & Expertise (online)