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Physical Education (EDN116)

School School of Education
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S2E-internal
Description This introductory unit focuses on the development of physical activity and coaching/teaching skills, developed through a range of movement experiences in different physical education and sporting contexts. The unit is valuable for students who intend to teach physical education across K-12 in WA schools. Students will be introduced to a range of games, teaching/coaching principles and methodologies and to the sport of HockeyVolleyball. As part of this unit, students will complete their Community Coaching General Principles course.
Unit Learning Outcomes 1. Enhance your movement skills through participation in a range of physical activities including PE games, game play, hockey and volleyball. 2.
2. Complete the theoretical requirements for national accreditation in the Australian Sports Commission 'Community Coaching General Principles' course and apply this knowledge throughout the unit
3. Evaluate and implement aspects of the Game Sense approach to coaching
4. Understand and analyse movement from a motion analysis perspective.
5. Understand how to plan, coach and manage physical activity experiences in an enjoyable, structured, safe and developmentally appropriate format.
Timetabled Learning Activities Lecture: 1 x 1 hour; Tutorial: 1 x 2 hours.
Unit Learning Experiences A weekly lecture will provide information that will be practically implemented in the workshop that follows. Students will play an active role in workshops by engaging in micro teaching activities and apply their knowledge in various scenarios. Teamwork, demonstration and a willingness to provide and receive feedback from fellow students will be encouraged. Students will visit a local Primary School to implement a Physical Education lesson that they have developed. This will occur during the workshop time. Students require a Working with Children Clearance and National Police History Check.
Other Learning Experiences Students will visit a local School to crtically observe a Physical Education lesson.. A unit-content focussed rubric will be used to direct the observation. This will occur once during the timetabled tutorial time. Students require a Working with Children Check card for the School Visit.
Assessment 1. Completion of Community Coaching General Principles Course / Game Sense critique 30%
2. Lesson Plan 20%
3. Tutorial Participation 10%
4. Examination (40%)
Prerequisites Nil.
Exclusions Students who have successfully completed EDU107 Physical Education may not enrol in this unit for credit.
Notes Students require a Working with Children Check card for the School Visit.
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
see individual structures for context
Physical Education Major Teaching Area (BEd(Sec)) [New in 2019]
Primary, 1-10 Health and Physical Education (BEd) [New in 2014]
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.


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Ms Nicole Arrold
Associate Lecturer

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 6264
e: N.Arrold@murdoch.edu.au
o: 450.4.020 - Education and Humanities, Murdoch Campus
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MURDOCH: S2E-Internal
Ms Nicole Arrold
Associate Lecturer

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 6264
e: N.Arrold@murdoch.edu.au
o: 450.4.020 - Education and Humanities, Murdoch Campus
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