- Discussion groups
- Practical application
- Field observation and/or video observation
- Self-study via print or online materials
- Reading assignments
- Online discussion groups
- Introduction to placement
1.1. Workplace behaviours
1.2. Planning and preparation
1.3. Leadership expectations
- Personal leadership plan
2.1. Personal assessment
2.2. Group management skill assessment
2.4. Interpretation Personal plan
2.5. Monitoring the plan
- Unit plan, microcycle or series design
3.1. Sequential planning
3.2. Variation and creativity
3.3. Time and intensity management
3.4. Linking of objectives and activities over a longer term
4.1. Lateral and vertical integration
4.2. Enjoyment variables
4.3. Inclusive programming
4.4. Feedback for performance improvement
4.5. Feedback for increasing satisfaction and motivation
4.6. Adjustments and variations
5.1. Gathering and linking information
5.2. Information analysis over time
5.3. Preparing recommendations
- Professionalism: Network development
6.1. Personal networks
6.2. Professional networks
6.3. Network development and maintenance
- Personal leadership
7.1. Self confidence
- Social leadership
8.2. Developing leadership skills in others
8.3. Organizational political awareness
Upon completion of this fieldwork course, the student shall be able to:
- Demonstrate personal and professional networking skills.
- Design, implement and evaluate a group of sessions such as a microcycle, unit plan or series of sessions.
- Demonstrate personal leadership characteristics relating to self-confidence, optimism and innovativeness.
- Demonstrate social leadership characteristics relating to teamwork, developing others, conflict management and organizational political awareness.
- Demonstrate organizational networking skills.
- Implement and monitor a personal improvement plan for personal leadership styles and group management processes.
This is a mastery/non-mastery course based on the following components of assessment.
The selection of evaluation tools for this course is based upon adherence to Douglas College evaluation policy regarding number and weighting of evaluations, for example a course of three credits or more should have at least three separate evaluations.
The following are presented as sample assessment formats for this course:
- Journal submissions
- Fieldwork evaluation
- Preparation, Participation and Session Leadership
Students must attend all scheduled seminars (meetings), achieve at least a ‘mastery’ level competency (70%) on all assignments, complete 23 fieldwork hours under the supervision of a Site Supervisor or assigned designate and achieve at least a 24/40 rating on 14- point Professional Checklist rated by Site Supervisor to receive credit for this course.
Textbooks and Materials to be Purchased by Students:
Will be decided by course instructors. Potential resources include:
Fieldwork IV Course Pack
As part of the course, instructors and students may engage in extra-curricular certification processes that overlap with the curriculum of the class. Fees for professional certification, where applicable, will be borne by the student. Potential certifications relating to this course include:
- N.C.C.P. technical certification
SPSC 3201 or PLAR
3rd year standing in the Bachelor of Physical Education and Coaching Program