Contemporary Physical Activities (9861.1)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| On-Campus
|| UC - Canberra, Bruce
|0.125||3||Faculty Of Education|
|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|Academic Program Area - Education||Level 3 - Undergraduate Advanced Unit|| Band 1 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 1 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Know fundamental motor skills, Sport Education Model and approaches such as teaching games for understanding and game sense;
2. Successfully critically analyse the various models, identifying the model/ approaches purpose, strengths, weaknesses and possibilities;
3. Understand how these approaches support participant learning;
4. Appreciate and know how to utilise these different delivery strategies to provide differentiation in their instruction;
5. Plan and deliver activities with challenging learning goals in a safe, structured, and sequential way;
6. Critique approaches to delivery using technical, ethical, physiological, social and psychological lenses; and
7. Plan, facilitate and critique a range of movement experiences.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
1. UC graduates are professional - work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict
1. UC graduates are professional - display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload
1. UC graduates are professional - take pride in their professional and personal integrity
2. UC graduates are global citizens - think globally about issues in their profession
2. UC graduates are global citizens - adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries
2. UC graduates are global citizens - understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures
CorequisitesEnrolment in the Bachelor of Primary Education (H&PE) OR Bachelor of Secondary Education (H&PE).
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2022||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 1||07 February 2022||On-Campus||Ms Margie Appel|
|2023||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 1||06 February 2023||On-Campus||Ms Margie Appel|
Pill, S. (2016). Game sense to sport literacy. Hindmarsh, SA: Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation (revised edition) (available for short loan in the UC library).
Metzler MW (2011) Instructional Models for Physical Education. Scottsdale, Arizona: Holcomb Hathaway, Publishers Inc (available for short loan in the UC library).
Weekly readings will also be made available throughout the unit. Additional resources will be made available on the unit Canvas site.
In addition, this is a website that provides an overview of the unit and is useful to supplement the required and recommended reading https://www.pe4learning.com/model-based-approaches-in-physical-education/ . Key information about this website will be provided on Canvas.
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
Approval of extenuating circumstances will be dependent upon the production of supporting documentation and at the discretion of the unit convener.
All assessment items required to be submitted online must be submitted via the appropriate Canvas drop box. It is the student's responsibility to upload the correct and corresponding draft or assessment item to the right submission section. Assignments must be submitted in a format accessible to the assessor(s), as stated on the relevant canvas site. If the unit convener and/or tutor are unable to access a submission, a standard late penalty of 5% of the total marks possible for the task may be applied per day until the assignment is made accessible.
Special assessment requirements
Normally an aggregate mark of 50% is required to pass the unit and all assignments must be completed.
Students have a responsibility to uphold University standards on ethical scholarship. Good scholarship involves building on the work of others and use of others' work must be acknowledged with proper attribution made. Cheating, plagiarism, and falsification of data are dishonest practices that contravene academic values. Refer to the University's Student Charter for more information.
To enhance understanding of academic integrity, all students are expected to complete the Academic Integrity Module (AIM) at least once during their course of study. You can access this module within UCLearn (Canvas) through the 'Academic Integrity and Avoiding Plagiarism' link in the Study Help site.
Use of Text-Matching Software
The University of Canberra uses text-matching software to help students and staff reduce plagiarism and improve understanding of academic integrity. The software matches submitted text in student assignments against material from various sources: the internet, published books and journals, and previously submitted student texts.
Provision of valid documentation
Please note that the University takes student conduct very seriously. All documentation provided to University staff must be valid and the provision of fraudulent documentation carries with it potentially serious consequences, including suspension and/or exclusion from the University. Note that all allegations of student misconduct will be referred to the Associate Dean for Education (ADE) as a prescribed authority for investigation.
Note that the University supported text matching software is URKUND, which is now available for this unit via Canvas. For further information, please see the description of how to use the URKUND tool in the UCLearn (Canvas) Staff Support site.
The use of URKUND is the default position of the University. Should a reason be put forward for deviation from this position, please discuss with ADE.
The workload (150 hours) breakdown for this unit is as follows:
- 30 hours face to face teaching delivery
- 54 hours assessment tasks
- 66 hours student study
Inclusion and engagement
Students who need assistance in undertaking the unit because of disbaility or other circumstances should inform their Unit Convener or Inclusion and Engagement (formerly the Disabilities Office) as soon as possible so the necessary arrangements can be made.
DUE TO THE PARTICIPATORY NATURE OF THE ASSESSMENT OF THIS UNIT ATTENDANCE AT ALL SCHEDULED SESSIONS IN THIS UNIT IS COMPULSORY AND ABSENCES COULD RESULT IN A FAIL. All absences need to be supported by appropriate documentation (e.g., medical certificate).
Successful engagement with all learning activities in this accredited Initial Teacher Education course is necessary to demonstrate that you have met the Graduate career stage of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (AITSL, 2011).
Required IT skills
There are no extra costs associated with this unit.
Work placement, internships or practicums
Notifications through the Canvas Announcements Forum or the Canvas Discussion Forums are deemed to be made to the whole class. It is the responsibility of the student to ensure that they check for announcements on the Unit's Canvas website (forum messages are also emailed to student email addresses only). Students should ensure they check their student email regularly. The Canvas discussion forums will be checked by staff regularly.
Use of student email account
The University Email policy states that "students wishing to contact the University via email regarding administrative or academic matters need to send the email from the University account for identity verification purposes". Therefore, all unit enquiries should be emailed using a student university email account. Students should contact firstname.lastname@example.org if they have any issues accessing their university email account.
Before any student participation in physical activity the following two (2) documents must be completed, both documents can be found on the unit's Canvas site:
- ESSA Adult Pre-exercise screening system. Complete Stage 1 on page 1 (excluding Question 7). This form will provide information to the Unit Convener about any medical conditions or special considerations they need to be aware of.
- Unit Physical Activity Consent Form. By completing the Unit Physical Activity Consent Form, you acknowledge the requirements of participation in the workshops as stated in the unit outline here and are aware of the materials and equipment necessary for safe participation outlined in Section 4b.
Students who are unfit to exercise (e.g., injury) will not be able to ‘physically' participate. However, they will still be able to engage in the micro-teaching workshops in other capacities.
It is a requirement of this unit that students are mindful of safety considerations in the practical workshops, show appropriate and follow instructions from staff. Students should also be familiar with the safety requirements in the following policy document available on the Unit Canvas site:
Australian Capital Territory Government Education. (2017). Physical education and sport activity-specific mandatory guidelines. Australian Capital Territory Government Education.
The unit has a strong theoretical foundation that informs physical education practice through the current research on models based physical education.
This unit involves research-led education. There are active researchers delivering this unit who are able to engage students in deep and active learning and transmit to students their passion for the research they are carrying out.