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Sport Education (EDN356)

School School of Education
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S1E-internal
Description This unit focuses on the development of Sport Education, a 'games sense' approach to physical education. The unit will address the needs of children, adolescents and young adults in sport while maximising their education, engagement and long-term participation in physical activity. Students will also learn about coaching, officiating and facilitating sport and physical education. On unit completion students will be able to design, develop and implement student-centred learning programs in a variety of sporting and education contexts.
Unit Learning Outcomes On successful completion of this unit students should have:
1. Developed your sport specific knowledge in a range of selected sports including net games, invasion games, and striking games
2. Developed your coaching and officiating skills in a range of selected individual and team sports
3. Demonstrated your interpersonal and self-management skills required in schools
4. Completed the Level 2 Intermediate Coaching Principles certificate and the Level 1 Introductory Officiating General Principles certificate.
5. Analysed and synthesised the content, concepts and principles of program development in physical education, including strategies to ensure inclusivity
Timetabled Learning Activities Lectures: 1 x 1 hour per week; Practical Workshops: 1 x 2 hours per week.
Unit Learning Experiences The approach to learning in this unit is a combined approach of theory and practice. Theoretical understandings are delivered through lectures, followed by interactive, small group activities in workshops. Students participate in a student-centred collaborative approach to Health and Physical Education known as Sport Education. In this program, students organise, run and participate in their own competitive sporting season. The Sport Education component will involve small group coaching sessions, interactive discussion and communication of weekly activities from the class and groups In addition students will participate in blended learning through information technology as part of small group collaboration in developing a group wiki and utilising mutli-media within that tool and on the sporting field
Other Learning Experiences Completion of online Intermediate Officiating Course for Department of Sport and Recreation
Assessment There are 4 assessment components:

1. Program of Sport 35%
* Rationale
* Critique of program of sport
2. Applied Coaching (practical) 10%
* Peer coaching assessment
3. Sport Education 20% (group mark)
* Online wiki
* Quality of contributions from group members across two seasons of sport
4. Examination
Prerequisites Successful completion of EDN116/EDU107 Physical Education.
Exclusions Students who have successfully completed EDN319 Sport Education (Minor) OR EDN3191 Sport Education may not take this unit for credit.
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: S1E-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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