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Acquisition of Skills 1 (5965.6)

Level: Level 1 - Undergraduate Introductory Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands:

Faculty: Faculty of Education, Science, Technology & Maths
Discipline: Academic Program Area - Education




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    This unit introduces students to the purpose of Physical Education (PE) and the role it plays in Australian schools. Students investigate movement patterns and modified games generic to necessary sporting skills and strategies appropriate for Australian Secondary Schools. Students develop the necessary skills to demonstrate, analyse and reflect on learning experiences enabling the implementation of quality and inclusive PE experiences.

    Learning Outcomes


    1. a broad and critical knowledge and understanding of PDHPE as a discipline, including recent theory and practice

    2. an understanding of the socio-cultural influences on physical activity and the social view of health

    3. a foundation understanding of movement skills to be able to analyse and demonstrate as part of the teaching process

    4. a contemporary view of physical activity catering for the needs of young people including gender, sexuality and culture

    5. an introductory understanding of motor learning and biomechanics and their relationship to safe and effective teaching of movement skills

    6. responsibility to actively develop their own understanding of the wide range of sporting and movement skills making up the PDHPE curriculum

    7. their verbal and written communication skills

    Contact Hours

    One 1 hour lecture, One 2 hour workshop each week.



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