University of Technology Sydney

96311 Developing and Managing Talented and Expert Performers

6cp; 3 hpw online interactive activities; 5 hpw independent study
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In this subject, students explore the underpinning of expertise in the context of sport and human movement. Students develop in-depth knowledge on what constitutes an expert, the historical study of expertise, what the characteristics of experts are, how expertise develops and how expertise can be studied. Additionally, students investigate the underpinnings of talent identification and development in the context of sport. Students explore theoretical frameworks related to talent identification and development, as well as pertinent individual, environmental and task-related constraints that influence talent identification and development. Finally, students critically reflect on the prognostic relevance of current talent identification practices.

Students also gain valuable practical skills related to the measurement of expertise using expert/non-expert paradigms and a critical evaluation of current talent identification and development practices in sport in Australia and overseas

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