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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Intermediate

Former School/College

Former School of Education

Unit aim

Explores the continuum of learning from teacher-directed to self-directed approaches, in relation to teaching aquatics and athletics. Students will also be required to think critically about the value and limitations of both of these approaches to learning. In addition, students will engage theoretically and practically with methodology for teaching aquatics and athletics in the school setting.

Unit content

Module 1

  • Introduction to teaching in aquatics and athletics
  • Introduction to teacher-directed and self-directed learning

Module 2: Athletics

  • Play and games based approaches
  • Fundamental Skill progressions for athletics
  • Advanced athletic skills
  • Communication and organisation
  • STAR (Secondary Teachers Athletics Resource) Award Program
  • 100m/200m/400m/800m/1500m, hurdles, relays, high jump, long jump, triple jump, shot put, discus, javelin, injury prevention
  • Modelling and critical discussion of teacher-directed methods of delivery

Module 3: Aquatics

  • Aquatic instruction
  • Stroke Progressions and stages
  • Planning for instruction
  • Pedagogy for efficiency
  • Pedagogy for engagement
  • Stroke correction
  • Planning an effective aquatics program
  • Bronze Medallion (Theory)

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

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On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 identify and demonstrate knowledge, understanding and skills relating to the development of lesson plans for teaching aquatics and athletics with appropriate curriculum links
2 apply effective methodology to deliver instruction for aquatics and athletics in the school context
3 critically analyse teacher-directed and self-directed learning approaches and reflect on their value in the teaching context
4 apply the principles of teacher-directed and self-directed learning approaches to various physical education contexts
5 demonstrate well-developed written and oral communication skills, as appropriate to the needs and expectations of the profession.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. identify and demonstrate knowledge, understanding and skills relating to the development of lesson plans for teaching aquatics and athletics with appropriate curriculum links
    • GA4:
  2. apply effective methodology to deliver instruction for aquatics and athletics in the school context
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
  3. critically analyse teacher-directed and self-directed learning approaches and reflect on their value in the teaching context
    • GA4:
  4. apply the principles of teacher-directed and self-directed learning approaches to various physical education contexts
    • GA4:
  5. demonstrate well-developed written and oral communication skills, as appropriate to the needs and expectations of the profession.
    • GA1:

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.