OnlineSession 2N/A

Unit description

Explores the continuum of learning from teacher-directed to self-directed approaches, in relation to teaching aquatics and athletics. Students will also be required to think critically about the value and limitations of both of these approaches to learning. In addition, students will engage theoretically and practically with methodology for teaching aquatics and athletics in the school setting.

Unit content

Module 1

  • Introduction to teaching in aquatics and athletics
  • Introduction to teacher-directed and self-directed learning

Module 2: Athletics

  • Play and games based approaches
  • Fundamental Skill progressions for athletics
  • Advanced athletic skills
  • Communication and organisation
  • STAR (Secondary Teachers Athletics Resource) Award Program
  • 100m/200m/400m/800m/1500m, hurdles, relays, high jump, long jump, triple jump, shot put, discus, javelin, injury prevention
  • Modelling and critical discussion of teacher-directed methods of delivery

Module 3: Aquatics

  • Aquatic instruction
  • Stroke Progressions and stages
  • Planning for instruction
  • Pedagogy for efficiency
  • Pedagogy for engagement
  • Stroke correction
  • Planning an effective aquatics program
  • Bronze Medallion (Theory)

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.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Prescribed texts

Session 2

  • Prescribed text information is not currently available.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment


Teaching method
Tutorial online 1 hour (10 weeks)
Structured online learning 2 hours (10 weeks)
Athletics skill sequence, and rationale50%
Aquatics Lesson Sequence30%
Analysis and Stroke Correction20%

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

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Fee information


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