UWA Handbook 2017

Unit details

SSEH5689 Physical Development, Movement and Health

Credit 6 points
(see Timetable)
Non-standard teaching periodUWA (Perth)Face to face
Content Students examine models of children's physical and psychomotor development; explore developmental and conceptual frameworks for health and physical education (HPE) in early childhood and primary school settings; learn the theory and practice of fundamental movement skills programs; analyse a range of health and physical education practices; plan, implement and evaluate teaching activities and strategies within a differentiated framework; and examine curriculum expectations in relation to private sector and government policies.
Outcomes Students are able to (1) demonstrate competence in a range of approaches to teaching and learning in health and physical education (HPE) in early childhood and primary contexts; (2) promote the need for HPE in school settings; (3) demonstrate an understanding of children's physical and psychomotor development and proficiency; (4) apply developmental and conceptual frameworks for (HPE); (5) design, teach and assess a developmentally appropriate physical education (PE) and health program; (6) plan, teach and assess using the fundamental movement skills program; (7) display knowledge and application of HPE pedagogies to enhance student outcomes, including the use of ICT; (8) evidence knowledge of key issues in children's health and wellbeing and their implications for teachers; (9) apply skills and knowledge in HPE to other teaching and learning areas in early childhood and primary education; and (10) demonstrate an understanding of the relevant issues and the strategies available to support the safe, responsible and ethical use of ICTs in learning and teaching.
Assessment Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) reflection on health and PE observations; (2) FMS Stay-in-Step Screening Test and follow-up lesson; (3) australian Sports Commission Beginning Coaching online course ; and (4) participation and minor in-class assessments. Further information is available in the unit outline.

To pass this unit, a student must: (a) achieve an overall mark of 50 per cent or higher for the unit; and (b) achieve the requisite standard(s) for the participation and minor in-class assessments component of the unit, as specified in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s) Dr Gerardine Neylon
Contact hours lectures/workshops: 9 x 3 hrs and 2 x 1.5hrs
Unit Outlinehttp://www.unitoutlines.education.uwa.edu.au/Units/SSEH5689/TS-H-3E/2017

Fundamental Movement Skills Teacher Resource (Kit) Book 1

Fundamental Movement Skills Teacher Resource (Kit) Book 2

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