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Sociocultural Foundations For HPE In Schools (9916.2)

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

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Syllabus

This unit is the first of six, and provides a strong foundation for the discipline-specific studies in Health and Physical Education. The evolution of the sociocultural approach is explored through history, philosophy, and sociology, and the role these sub-disciplines play in shaping and determining contemporary practices in Health and Physical Education. Students are introduced to the scientific fields entrenched in Health and Physical Education, such as physiology, nutrition, biomechanics and psychology. They develop an understanding of how this scientific content knowledge can be applied by teachers adopting the sociocultural approach to learning. Scientific knowledge is applied to skill acquisition and the implementation of learning through movement. This unit initiates the reflection of effective connections between discipline theory and practice in Health and Physical Education.

Learning Outcomes

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

1. Examine the sociocultural approach and how it has evolved;

2. Examine the role the sub-disciplines of history, philosophy, and sociology, play in shaping and determining contemporary practices in health and physical education;

3. Understand the impact biophysical and behavioural science has had on HPE in schools, in particular through functional human anatomy, biomechanics, principles of exercise physiology, neurology, psychology, human growth and development; and

4. Understand how scientific knowledge can be successfully applied through the sociocultural approach to assist with skill acquisition and the implementation of 'learning through movement' in an inclusive and socially just manner.

Assessment Items

Contact Hours

3 hours face to face per week.

Prerequisites

Must have passed 24 credit points.

Corequisites

Must be enrolled in 324JA Bachelor of Primary Education (Health and Physical Education), OR 330JA Bachelor of Secondary Education (Health and Physical Education).

Assumed Knowledge

None.

Incompatible Units

None.

Equivalent Units

None.



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