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Physical Education (EDN116)

Organisational Unit 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 years 1-10 in WA schools. Students will be introduced to a range of games, teaching/coaching principles and methodologies and to the sport of Volleyball. As part of this unit, students will complete their Community Coaching General Principles course.
Unit Learning Outcomes 1. Enhance your movement and teaching skills through participation in a range of physical activities and theoretical components including PE games, game play and volleyball.
2. Communicate a range of PE-related teaching styles
3. Produce the theoretical requirements for national accreditation in the Australian Sports Commission 'Community Coaching General Principles' course and apply this knowledge throughout the unit
4. Evaluate and implement aspects of the Game Sense approach to teaching/coaching
5. Apply pedagogical principles (PEER & SHARP) to plan, teach and manage physical activity experiences in an enjoyable, structured, safe and developmentally appropriate format.
Timetabled Learning Activities Lecture: 1 x 1 hour; Workshop: 1 x 2 hours.
Unit Learning Experiences A blended learning experience will include a weekly lecture, online activities and a practically based weekly workshop. 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.
Other Learning Experiences Students will deliver an assessment task in the form of a micro lesson to their peers during workshop time toward the end of semester.
Assessment 1. Completion of Community Coaching General Principles Course / Game Sense critique 30%
2. Lesson Plan 25%
3. Lesson plan and delivery reflection 25%.
4. Test/Quiz 20%.
Prerequisites Nil.
Exclusions Students who have successfully completed EDU107 Physical Education may not enrol in this unit for credit.
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
see individual structures for context
Bachelor of Education (Primary Teaching) (BEd(PrimTeach))
Bachelor of Education (Primary, 1-10 Health and Physical Education) (BEd Primary 1-10 HPE)
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 - Building 450, 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 - Building 450, Murdoch Campus
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