Coaching and teaching practices/principles

Compare and contrast the roles of P.E. teachers and coaches in relation to working with young people. You should draw on academic theories of child development, learning theories and professional philosophies to draw out similarities and differences.


-Your discussion should seek to draw out similarities and differences between the two roles in relation to such things as key objectives, approach to learning, etc. and how these may vary depending on context.
use statistical reports to support evidence

suggested list of references:

Armour, K, M. (Ed) (2011) Sport Pedagogy: An Introduction for Teaching and Coaching. London: Pearson

Bailey, R. and Kirk, D. (eds) (2009) The Routledge Physical Education Reader. London: Routledge

DCMS (2012) Creating a sporting habit for life a new youth sport strategy. London: DCMS

DfE Early Years Foundation Stage Guidance, available at