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Course : Techniques & Strategies of Individual/Dual Sports

Course Number
KNES 2413
Section Number
Fall 2021
D.L. Ligon Coliseum, 101/111
Days & Times
Final Exam Day/Time
Thursday, December 09, 2021 8:00 am - 10:00 am

Course Objectives/Learning Outcomes

Specific learning objectives for the course derive from the Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities Standards (EC-Grade 12), the SHAPE Standards for Secondary Physical Education, and the Texas SBEC standards. This course provides teacher candidates and SPLS students with a knowledge base of the environment in which they may teach. Satisfactory completion of the course will document that students have demonstrated the ability to:

·     Identify developmentally appropriate fundamental skills of individual/dual sports appropriate for fitness across the lifespan. (SHAPE 1.a, 1.b; SBEC I; InTASC 4, 5)

·     Demonstrate a level of skill competence needed for engaging in and teaching a variety of individual/dual sports. (SHAPE 2.a; SBEC I, VI; InTASC 4, 5)

·     Identify relevant information related to individual/dual sports such as equipment, etiquette, safety, etc. (SHAPE 3.c, SBEC VI; InTASC 4, 5)

·     Demonstrate and apply knowledge in planning lessons and designing appropriate learning experiences for participants. (SHAPE 3.a, 3.b; SBEC IV; InTASC 2)

·     Demonstrate proficiency in the selection and effective use of verbal and non-verbal cues in the individual/dual sport setting, including anticipatory, motivational, safety, and education. (SHAPE 4.a, 4.b; SBEC VI)

·     Demonstrate knowledge of strategies and techniques for adapting and individualizing instruction to meet the needs of diverse learners and persons of various ability levels. (SHAPE 1.d, 1.e, 3.d; SBEC III, V; InTASC 2, 5)\

·     Demonstrate the ability to create a positive community that encourages learners/participants of all abilities to participate in physical activity (motivation, self-respect). (SHAPE 3.d,4.d SBEC III; InTASC 2, 5)

·     Demonstrate the ability to teach the components of a practice session (including warm-up, drills, games, lead-up games, cool down). (SHAPE 1.a, 1.b, 3.b; SBEC VI)

·     Demonstrate knowledge and application of a wide variety of appropriate implementation techniques (modeling, providing relevant feedback, appropriate demonstrations) to promote student learning. (SHAPE 4.c; SBEC VI) Demonstrate the ability to recognize proper and improper technique in team sports skills (SHAPE 4.e, SBEC VII)

·     Design strategies to help students demonstrate responsible personal and social behaviors in a productive learning environment. (SHAPE 4.d; SBEC III)

Table 1: Points allocated to each assignment



Comprehensive Final Exam


Connect Assignments/Homework


Entrance-Exit Slips/Quizzes


Class Engagement and Participation (10 pts/day)


Activity Lesson and Presentation


Bucket of Skills (3 @ 25 pts)


Skills Assessments (3 @ 10 pts)


Total Points


Engagement & Participation-This counts as 190 points of your final grade. It is NOT the same as attendance. It includes physical participation, intelligent statements and sincere questions, and clear preparation for class, including dressing out appropriately.

Dress Code:

* All students are required to dress out for every class, unless otherwise notified.

* Shorts of proper length and proper shoes are of your choice (no flip-flops, boots, or sandal type shoes).

Due dates will be shared in D2L or in class. Any assignment can be submitted before the due date. Late assignments will have a minimum automatic 25% point deduction for each day late. Do not wait until the last minute on any of your work!!

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