AD6003: Coaching Practicum

Credit Weighting: 20
No. of Students: Min 12.
Pre-requisite(s): None
Co-requisite(s): None
Teaching Period(s): Semesters 1 or 2 or 3. (semester details for this module will be confirmed at the start of the programme).
Teaching Methods: 24hr(s) Lectures (and supervision / presentation; self study using dedicated learning materials; continuous reflective practice via reflective journal); 50hr(s) Other (logged coaching practice)
Module Co-ordinator: Dr Séamus O Tuama, Centre for Adult Continuing Education.
Lecturer(s): Staff, School of Applied Psychology; Staff, Centre for Adult Continuing Education.
Module Objective: To apply student's knowledge of coaching in a work context. To learn through practice and supervision. To develop the student's critical writing and thinking skills through using the work placement as a site of inquiry, research and reflection.
Module Content: Learning through participation in a work setting, supervision, record keeping, reflective writing, written and oral presentations, ethics in coaching and developmental plan.
Learning Outcome: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
  • Present a coaching log of 50 hours of coaching in personal or workplace coaching
  • Demonstrate and apply learning from coaching received from a qualified coach
  • Critically review their record keeping and reflective writing in relation to individuals or groups that they have coached
  • Present written and oral presentations on their experiential learning
  • Demonstrate and explain their application of a variety of coaching approaches and techniques within the different modalities of coaching
  • Demonstrate accurate reflective and writing skills in capturing their practical coaching work
  • Work within an ethical framework
  • Participate in supervision and recognise its centrality within the coaching framework
  • Present clear learning and development plans to enhance future practice.
Assessment: Total Marks 400: Continuous Assessment 400 marks (1 x 4,000 word portfolio, 300 marks; class presentation, 100 marks).
Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.
Penalties (for late submission of course/project work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 5% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.
Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.
End of Year Written Examination Profile: No Formal Written Examination.
Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (as prescribed by the Module Coordinator).

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