Strategy and teaching tools
TRA CASE Study takes a “Research-Informed Teaching (RiT)” approach, using contemporary and robust evidence to guide you through the decision making process to successful programming, using this research and other types of evidence embedded in a practical setting.
This course is predominantly research-based and is largely designed around inquiry-based activities. In order to achieve the learning outcomes identified above, a range of teaching and learning resources will be available.
Lectures will be used to present initial key terminology and theoretical concepts, and will offer you the opportunity to develop knowledge and understanding of the principles and ideas associated with the preparation and performance-enhancing process of athletes and exercisers.
The analysis of athlete case studies will supplement your understanding of lecture material by taking a “practice-based evidence” approach to understanding athlete provision, using more interactive methods of learning, such as case study evaluation, tutor discussion and presentations highlighting why decisions were made to optimize performance, not just what those decisions were. These more critical learning sessions will provide you with multiple opportunities to reflect on your learning from a more practice-led perspective.
You’ll be invited to regular online, live discussions where we dissect the latest sport science publications, concepts and case studies and analyse the decision making process and the key methods that underpin successful programming. This is a great way to develop critical thinking skills and research capabilities ready to put into practice.