IDR3037 - Skills and Performance Development


Lessons are not given in the academic year 2020/2021

Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Written examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Written examination 100/100 4 hours D

Course content

The course focuses on factors affecting skill development to practitioners in both top and recreational sports. Key stages in skill development (child, adolescent, adult) will be dealt with in light of the central theories and models for skill development. The course is based on a holistic understanding of skill development in the light of the system (organization), the environment and individual perspective. There will be an emphasis on how these dimensions influence each other and simultaneously are interdependent to optimize both skill learning and development. By writing short papers, students will look at one or more issues within skill development based on the teaching on the subject.

Learning outcome

Knowledge - the student should be able to:
- show both academic overview and depth, and be able to apply this to describe how skill and performance development is influenced in light of a: system, environment and individual perspective, and how these perspectives mutually affect both skill and performance development and each other.
Skills - the student should be able to:
- consider vital topics affecting skills and performance development in an independent and academic manner
- consider a defined topic within each of the three perspectives in an independent manner in a written work (one paper per perspective), in light of the course syllabus.

Learning methods and activities

Throughout the semester there are 2 hours of lectures and seminares

Compulsory assignments

  • Participation on seminars
  • 3 papers

Specific conditions

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Required previous knowledge

75 credits in Social Sciences and Sports Sciences
or equivalent. The requirement must be fulfilled in order to be admitted to the course.

Course materials

Information will be given at the beginning of the course.

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level



Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Sport Science
Contact information

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Sociology and Political Science



Examination arrangement: Written examination

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn ORD Written examination 100/100 D

Release 2020-06-04

Submission 2020-06-04

Release 09:00

Submission 13:00

Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Written examination 100/100 D INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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