Professional studies

Teaching language


Type of course


Cycle/level of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

General competencies
1) Learning Skills
-Can develop their own skills and see which the development needs are
-Knows her/his own learning style and have the ability to learn independently and develop his/her own learning style
-Can learn with others and share their knowledge in their workplace
2) Communication and social skills
-Can listening to others and communicate in different ways: writing or verbally and visually using different communication styles
-Master the industry-typical communication situations within their own area
3) International expertise
-Understand cultural differences and can work together with people from other cultures

Occupation-specific competence:

Pedagogical and didactic skills
-Can purposeful and versatile use different models and styles for instruction and teaching to different target groups
-Is able to plan, implement, evaluate, and develop physical activity
-Can utilize physical activity opportunities to support human development and well-being
-Can innovatively solve problems and develop industry
-Can create learning and instruction philosophy based on their own values and knowledge

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student is expected to be able to
-Describe and instruct the different phases with in the motor learning
-Can use different teaching methods and understand different teaching style (Mosston) as a possibility
-Understand and can use theories on motivation (eg, self-determination theory: Deci & Ryan 2000).
-Understand and can use the concepts of "core focus motor learning"
-Can apply various didactic methods, and can reflect on and evaluate their own and others' teaching and leadership role.

Course contents

-Planning and implementing teaching/leading groups (leadership lessons, sequences)
-Evaluation and observation of leadership lessons
-Didactic observation
-Reflection of his/her own leadership

Prerequisites and co-requisites

II-2-004 (0) Physical Activity 1, 5 cr (P1)
II-2-015 (0) Sport Didactics and Pedagogics 1 (P3)

Additional information

-Lesson in class, leadership assignments
-guidance in groups or individually
-observation and reflections from other leaders' lessons
-observation from a video (own leadership)
-individual leadership portfolio deadline 21.4

Recommended or required reading

Mosston, Asworth (2002) Teaching Physical Education

Study activities

  • Lectures - 13 hours
  • Individual- and group instruction - 30 hours
  • Small-group work - 10 hours
  • Project- and production work/artistic activities - 30 hours
  • Individual studies - 50 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 133 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 133 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 0 hours

Mode of Delivery

Participation in tuition

Assessment methods

  • Exams (written-, oral-, home-)
  • Demonstrations and proficiency exams
  • Essays, reports, productions and portfolio
  • Extra omtent - anmälning via email: riitta.vienola@arcada.fi


Vienola Riitta


Vienola Riitta

Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

12 months after course has ended

Assessment methods

  • 2015-04-29 - Exams
  • Date will be announced later - Demonstrations and presentations
  • Date will be announced later - Reports and productions
  • 2015-06-04 - Other assignments

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