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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

Faculty/College

Faculty of Education

Unit aim

This unit investigates pedagogical theory relating to the teaching of athletics and aquatics. Students will explore the continuum of learning from teacher-directed to self-directed approaches.  Students will apply these pedagogical concepts to their personal and practicum-based experiences in athletics and aquatics.

 

Unit content

Module 1: Athletics

  • Play and games based approaches
  • Fundamental Skill progressions for athletics
  • Advanced athletic skills
  • Communication and organisation
  • STAR (Secondary Teachers Athletics Resource) Award Program

Module 2: Aquatics

  • Aquatic instruction
  • Stroke Progressions and stages
  • Planning for instruction
  • Pedagogy for efficiency
  • Pedagogy for engagement
  • Stroke correction

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.

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
2 apply effective methodology for instruction of 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
  2. apply effective methodology for instruction of 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.

Prescribed texts

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