EDUC5689 Physical Development, Movement and Health

6 points
(see Timetable)
Non-standard teaching periodUWA (Perth)Face to face
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.
Students are able to (1) demonstrate competency in a range of approaches and resources to teaching and learning in HPE in early childhood and primary contexts and promote the need for HPE in school/EC settings; (2) demonstrate an understanding of children's physical and psychomotor development and proficiency; (3) design, a developmentally appropriate physical education (PE) and health program; (4) analyse the application of HPE pedagogies to enhance student outcomes, including the use of ICT; and (5) synthase knowledge of key issues in children's health and wellbeing and their implications for teachers.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) participation in LAB and in-class assessments and (2) essay. 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 requirements(s) or a mark of 50 per cent or greater, whichever is higher and specified in the unit outline, for the participation in LAB and in-class assessments and essay components.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Gerardine Neylon
Unit rules
SSEH5689 Physical Development, Movement and Health
Contact hours
lectures/workshops: 9 x 3 hours and 2 x 1.5 hours

Fundamental Movement Skills Teacher Resource (Kit) Book 1

Fundamental Movement Skills Teacher Resource (Kit) Book 2

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