Core Module Information
Module title: Performance Development and Expertise [10 Credit Module]

SCQF level: 11:
SCQF credit value: 10.00
ECTS credit value: 5

Module code: SES11122
Module leader: Russell Martindale
School School of Applied Sciences
Subject area group: Sport Exercise and Health Science

There is no prerequisite for this module

Description of module content:

You will consider the definition of expertise and the nature/nurture debate; evaluate the stages and transitions from novice to expert performer; consider Talent Identification and Development Environments and Cultural effects; and Athlete Development in International contexts. This content will be applied through independent study, allowing it to be both personalised and contextual to suit your individual learning and coach development requirements.

The flexible approach to learning enables you to engage in areas of academic and professional interest that encourage you to reflect on your professional knowledge, and the practical application of underpinning/relevant theory with the aim of developing the knowledge, skills and attitudes which promote professional development within the context of performance development and expertise.

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: Demonstrate critical thinking and reflection in relation to academic, intellectual, personal and professional needs
LO4: Construct a proposal for evidence based practice in either an applied or research context

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2022/3, Trimester 2, 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 consider various methods of delivery. Face-to-face contact will be via a series of lectures and tutorials to develop a basis of theoretical studies and readings (LO1 and LO2). A series of case studies, scenarios and group discussions will support the application of theory to real world practice. Independent study will be negotiated between the student and module tutor in order to develop and reflect upon the link between theory, evidence and practice (LO3 and LO4). All LOs will be assessed through an oral presentation. The module will also support the students in their learning and assessment by way of tutorials and through an on-line presence, by way of discussion forum.

Formative Assessment:
Formative assessment will be applied throughout the delivery of the module by way of tutorials, formative presentations, discussions, on-line questions, and the moodle discussion forum.

Summative Assessment:
The summative assessment include a 30 minute oral presentation in week 4 The summative assessment will engage students through the appropriate research in developing an understanding of expertise development and how this is related to real world settings in their practice. This can take the form of reflections of how evidence can be applied to their practice, or how evidence can inform an impactful applied research project.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 24
Face To Face Project Supervision 6
Online Guided independent study 10
Independent Learning Guided independent study 60
Total Study Hours100
Expected Total Study Hours for Module100

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Oral Presentation 100 1,2,3 & 4 4 HOURS= 0.30, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
SES11122 Performance, Development & Expertise (10 credit)