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Unit description

Provides students with knowledge of growth, development and ageing in the context of physical activity and exercise.

Unit content

  • Fundamental concepts and theoretical perspectives in motor development.
  • Infant motor development.
  • Development of human locomotion.
  • Development of ballistic and manipulative skills.
  • Development and ageing of the body systems.
  • Development of physical fitness and motor competence.
  • Sensory-perceptual development.
  • Perception and action in development.
  • Interacting constraints in development.

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:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1discuss the major theoretical perspectives in motor developmentIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a discipline
2detail the development of motor skills across the lifespanKnowledge of a discipline
3describe the structural, physiological and perceptual-motor changes that occur across the lifespanKnowledge of a disciplineCommunication and social skills
4identify the effects of exercise and physical activity on growth, development and ageing Knowledge of a disciplineCommunication and social skills
5analyse human growth and development peer-reviewed scientific researchIntellectual rigour
6integrate growth and development knowledge and skills with other areas of sport and exercise scienceKnowledge of a discipline

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

  1. discuss the major theoretical perspectives in motor development
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  2. detail the development of motor skills across the lifespan
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  3. describe the structural, physiological and perceptual-motor changes that occur across the lifespan
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  4. identify the effects of exercise and physical activity on growth, development and ageing
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  5. analyse human growth and development peer-reviewed scientific research
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
  6. integrate growth and development knowledge and skills with other areas of sport and exercise science
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline

Prescribed texts

  • Haywood, KM & Getchell, N, 2019, Lifespan Motor Development , 7th edn, Human Kinetics, Champaign, IL.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Lecture online (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (11 weeks)
Assessment
Quiz20%
Annotated bibliography40%
Presentation30%
Presentation Participation10%

Teaching method
Lecture online (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (11 weeks)
Assessment
Quiz20%
Annotated bibliography40%
Presentation30%
Presentation Participation10%

Teaching method
Lecture online (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (11 weeks)
Assessment
Quiz20%
Annotated bibliography40%
Presentation30%
Presentation Participation10%
Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the study session.

Fee information

Domestic

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Commencing 2020 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2

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