This book provides students and scholars with a fail-safe guide to the key concepts in the field of Sport & Exercise Science. Intelligently cross-referenced entries provide a sound map of the multi-disciplinary demands of sport related courses including physical and biological sciences, social science and education. The entries use clear definitions, examples, and suggestions for further reading to explore each discipline.



Sport and exercise pedagogy refers to the interrelated processes of Instruction, learning and subject matter within specific physical activity contexts. The most familiar example of pedagogy is teaching and Learning in Physical education within schools. Increasingly pedagogy is being recognised as important in other physical activity contexts, such as sports coaching and exercise instruction. In these two latter examples, coaches and instructors play an important role in designing experiences for players and participants that result in learning, improved performance and hopefully some enjoyment as well.

Pedagogy is of central importance in sport and exercise science since there is scarcely a context where the instruction and learning of physical activity subject matter is not taking place. Schools and sports clubs offer obvious examples, as do exercise ...

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