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Applied Methods: Curling & Golf

Course Code: SPSC 1320
Faculty: Science & Technology
Department: Sport Science
Credits: 3.0
Semester: 15
Learning Format: Lecture, Seminar
Typically Offered: TBD. Contact Department Chair for more info.
course overview

Using the sports of curling and golf, the affective, psychomotor, and cognitive elements needed in becoming a competent teacher as well as the technical, tactical, physical, and psychological elements needed in becoming a competent coach for each game will be analyzed and developed. Topics include the study of selected performance components, an examination and application of observation, analysis, and feedback methods and procedures and utilization of different pedagogical strategies in the delivery of selected skills and tactics.

Course Content

  1. Historical Factors in Curling and Golf

The student will:

1.1   Describe the origin and historical development of curling and golf.

  1. Fundamental Factors for Effective Performance

The student will:

2.1   Describe and apply affective, cognitive, and psychomotor elements in the educational setting.

2.2   Describe and apply technical, tactical, physical, and psychomotor elements in the coaching setting.

  1. Techniques and Tactics in Curling and Golf

The student will:

3.1  Describe and demonstrate technical elements of effective individual performance including, but not             limited to the following, for curling:

3.1.1     ready position in the hack

3.1.2     cleaning the rock

3.1.3     backward movement

3.1.4     thrust and lunge from hack (i.e. the slide)

3.1.5     imparting turn on the rock

3.1.6     releasing the rock

3.1.7     weight

3.1.8     hitting the broom

3.1.9     sweeping

3.2  Describe and demonstrate technical elements of effective individual performance including, but not             limited to the following, for golf:

3.2.1     the grip

3.2.2     the stance (set up)

3.2.3     the full swing

3.2.4     the pitch shot

3.2.5     the chip shot

3.2.6     the sand shot

3.2.7     putting

3.2.8     swing variations

         3.3 Describe the appropriate sequencing of skill acquisition and progressions.

         3.4 Describe and demonstrate tactical elements of effective team performance in curling.

         3.5 Describe and demonstrate course management and strategy in golf.

  1. Observation and Analysis Methods and procedures

       The student will:

4.1   Describe and demonstrate:

4.1.1     scope: components of observation and analysis

4.1.2     approaches: types and methods of observation and analysis

4.1.3     qualitative and quantitative analysis

4.1.4     error detection, prioritizing, and correction

4.1.5     analyzing individual and team performance

  1. Instructional Strategies and Professional Development

The student will:

5.1.     Describe and demonstrate

5.1.1     alternative teaching and coaching approaches

5.1.2     class management strategies

5.1.3     developmentally appropriate technical and tactical progressions and drills

5.1.4     principles of effective instruction

5.1.5     seasonal planning and training principles

  1. Rules and Terminology

The student will:

6.1.     Demonstrate an interpretive knowledge of the rules and terminology of curling and golf.

Methods of Instruction


Discussion groups

Practical applications and experiences

Field observation

Technology assisted learning

Means of Assessment

Assessment in this course will be consistent with Douglas College evaluation and assessment policy. The following is a sample assessment format:

Theoretical Knowledge                                                                       40%

Teaching Skill                                                                                   15%

Lesson Planning                                                                                10%

Game/Skill Analysis                                                                           20%

Practical Skills                                                                                   15%

                                                                                TOTAL:            100%

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the course the student will:

  1. Identify historical factors that have influenced the development of the games of curling and golf.
  2. Integrate educational and coaching elements in the overall design of instructional or seasonal units and lesson plans for curling and golf.
  3. Demonstrate correct performance in selected skills and tactics involved in the performance of curling and golf.
  4. Apply observation, analysis, and feedback methods and procedures to detect and correct errors in selected skills and tactics during game performance.
  5. Investigate an instructional model or models and their application to selected skills and tactics for curling and golf, while developing communication, organizational, and administrative abilities and skills needed to present a professional image and portfolio as a teacher or coach.
  6. Demonstrate interpretive knowledge of the rules and terminology of curling and golf.

curriculum guidelines

Course Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this course and do not see a listing for the starting semester/year of the course, consider the previous version as the applicable version.

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course transferability

Below shows how this course and its credits transfer within the BC transfer system. 

A course is considered university-transferable (UT) if it transfers to at least one of the five research universities in British Columbia: University of British Columbia; University of British Columbia-Okanagan; Simon Fraser University; University of Victoria; and the University of Northern British Columbia.

For more information on transfer visit the BC Transfer Guide and BCCAT websites.


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