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Contemporary Sports and Games (10452.1)

Level: Level 3 - Undergraduate Advanced Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 1, 4
Faculty: Faculty of Education
Discipline: Academic Program Area - Education


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  • Semester 1, 2020, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (198665) - View

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This unit builds on content taught in Contemporary Physical Activities (9861) with a focus on teaching with educative purpose, sports and games that are typically taught in physical education (PE). The objectives of this unit are to teach final year undergraduate Health and Physical Education (HPE) students how to deliver quality PE. Students will be provided with knowledge, understanding and practical skills to teach sports and games within a PE context. Students will have opportunities to further develop and extend their pedagogical, assessment and content knowledge and skills. Importantly, evidence-based approaches will be used to deliver this unit, ensuring that students are provided with an experience that is current and that suitably prepares them for their future careers.

Learning Outcomes

After successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

1. Understand the relevance and importance of sports and games in modern PE and why technocratic and traditional approaches are out-dated and inadequate;

2. Plan and teach a recognised sport or game typically offered in Australian schools, that aligns to current curricula and incorporates/blends appropriate examples from Metzler's (2011) models of instruction and Mosston and Ashworth's (2008) spectrum of teaching styles;

3. Demonstrate through the planning and teaching of a sport or game, explicit linkage to mandatory procedures for safe practice in PE and be able to satisfactorily incorporate/conduct appropriate risk assessment activities;

4. Use GPAI and TSAP effectively in assessing participant performance in sports and games, while meeting curricula achievement standards, and create and use breadth of assessment instruments to supplement GPAI and TSAP to enable accurate judgments about participant knowledge, understanding and performance in sports and games; and

5. Demonstrate knowledge, understanding and practical application of primary and secondary rules for recognised sports and games typically provided in Australian schools, and knowledge of the role of state and national sporting organisations and ways in which each can assist teachers of PE.

Assessment Items

Contact Hours

A one hour lecture and a two hour practical workshop on campus per week.


9861 Contemporary Physical Activities



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