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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

This unit provides students with fundamental knowledge, understanding and skills for teaching dance and gymnastics to Stage 4 and Stage 5 school students. Students will examine cooperative learning and assessment approaches, the principles of peer and self assessment, and apply these pedagogical concepts to their own dance and gymnastics learning experiences.

Unit content

Module 1 - Dance - Application of pedagogical practices

  • Introduction to teaching in dance
  • Peer and Self-assessment in the dance context
  • Teaching Dance
  • Different genres of dance
  • Preparation
  • Dance vocabulary: concept and words needed to explain it; movement terms
  • Equipment & materials
  • Instructional Procedures
  • Class Management issues and appropriate practices

Module 2 - Gymnastics - Application of pedagogical practices

  • Introduction to teaching in gymnastics and dance
  • Introduction to peer and self-assessment in the gymnastics context
  • Teaching Gymnastics
  • Preparation
  • Safety
  • Applying the Dominant Movement Patterns (DMP’s)
  • Class Management issues and appropriate practices

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.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 safely and competently conduct basic educational dance and educational gymnastics experiences for Stage 4 and Stage 5 school students Intellectual rigour Knowledge of a discipline
2 describe the principles of co-operative learning, peer-assessment and self- assessment Intellectual rigour Knowledge of a discipline
3 discuss the strengths and weaknesses of co-operative learning, peer-assessment and self- assessment for learning and assessment wit Stage 4 and 5 students Intellectual rigour Knowledge of a discipline
4 apply the principles of co-operative learning, peer-assessment and self-assessment within the contexts of this unit's dance and gymnastics learning experiences Knowledge of a discipline Communication and social skills
5 locate co-operative learning, peer-assessment and self-assessment within the spectrum of teaching styles available to physical education teachers Intellectual rigour Knowledge of a discipline
6 discuss the relevance and value of gymnastics and dance education for young people. Knowledge of a discipline

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

  1. safely and competently conduct basic educational dance and educational gymnastics experiences for Stage 4 and Stage 5 school students
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  2. describe the principles of co-operative learning, peer-assessment and self- assessment
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  3. discuss the strengths and weaknesses of co-operative learning, peer-assessment and self- assessment for learning and assessment wit Stage 4 and 5 students
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  4. apply the principles of co-operative learning, peer-assessment and self-assessment within the contexts of this unit's dance and gymnastics learning experiences
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  5. locate co-operative learning, peer-assessment and self-assessment within the spectrum of teaching styles available to physical education teachers
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  6. discuss the relevance and value of gymnastics and dance education for young people.
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline

Prescribed texts

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