Module title: Communication & Game Management

SCQF level: 11:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: SES11125
Module leader: Duncan Mascarenhas
School School of Applied Sciences
Subject area group: Sport Exercise and Health Science

There are no pre-requisites for this module to be added

2019/0, Trimester 2, BLENDED,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: BLENDED
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Duncan Mascarenhas
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
The majority of learning for this module will be driven by online video content, generated by both the module leader and the students. Students will be encouraged to peer support and self-reflect upon content in small working groups to help self-development. There will be touch points through the year, together with webinars and online tutorials to help support learning and personal development in line with their project (LO1, LO2).

Tutorials and video materials will be provided to support the theory and encourage discussion through workshops and case study examples (LO3). The students will be expected to upload exemplars of their practice in order to generate discussions with peers.

Formative Assessment:
You will be assigned to peer support groups where you will be expected to share ideas and progress on linking concepts and theories to your in-game officiating performance. You will be given the opportunity to show your progress on your assessments through touch points through the trimester and through creating an online portfolio and discussion thread of their work.

Summative Assessment:
You will be required to develop an online portfolio of self-development. This will include evaluations and self-reflections to assess and monitor interactions with players. Driven by video content, you will begin to develop an appreciation of your own strengths & weaknesses, what works and what doesn’t work with different player types and identify key development areas for improvement. This will be assessed via an online portfolio and a summary report of your work.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Seminar 6
Online Project Supervision 10
Independent Learning Guided independent study 184
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Portfolio 100 1, 2, 3 14/15 HOURS= 2000 words
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

Relating the latest research to your own verbal and non-verbal skills you will learn about players’ strategies to influence you, your typical conflict management style (Thomas-Kilmann, 1976) and develop a framework for assessing and developing your own game management skills. Emerging literature in human interactions, social justice, psychology and sports officiating research will guide you to effectively reflect upon how to sell decisions with confidence and develop a range of strategies for managing difficult players.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Demonstrate extensive detailed and critical knowledge of a range of player types and strategies adopted to influence interactions with sports officials.

LO2: Critically appraise models of verbal communication & conflict management in relation to your own performance.

LO3: Demonstrate a critical understanding of effective and ineffective non-verbal communication patterns in officiating performance.

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
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