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Unit description

This unit investigates pedagogical theory relating to the teaching of athletics and aquatics. Students will explore the continuum of learning from teacher-directed to self-directed approaches.  Students will apply these pedagogical concepts to their personal and practicum-based experiences in athletics and aquatics.  

Unit content

Module 1: Athletics

  • Play and games based approaches
  • Fundamental Skill progressions for athletics
  • Advanced athletic skills
  • Communication and organisation
  • STAR (Secondary Teachers Athletics Resource) Award Program

Module 2: Aquatics

  • Aquatic instruction
  • Stroke Progressions and stages
  • Planning for instruction
  • Pedagogy for efficiency
  • Pedagogy for engagement
  • Stroke correction

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
1identify and demonstrate knowledge, understanding and skills relating to the development of lesson plans for teaching aquatics and athletics with appropriate curriculum linksKnowledge of a discipline
2apply effective methodology for instruction of aquatics and athletics in the school contextIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a discipline
3critically analyse teacher-directed and self-directed learning approaches and reflect on their value in the teaching contextKnowledge of a discipline
4apply the principles of teacher-directed and self-directed learning approaches to various physical education contextsCreativityKnowledge of a discipline
5demonstrate well-developed written and oral communication skills, as appropriate to the needs and expectations of the profession.Intellectual rigour

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

  1. identify and demonstrate knowledge, understanding and skills relating to the development of lesson plans for teaching aquatics and athletics with appropriate curriculum links
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  2. apply effective methodology for instruction of aquatics and athletics in the school context
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  3. critically analyse teacher-directed and self-directed learning approaches and reflect on their value in the teaching context
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  4. apply the principles of teacher-directed and self-directed learning approaches to various physical education contexts
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  5. demonstrate well-developed written and oral communication skills, as appropriate to the needs and expectations of the profession.
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour

Teaching and assessment

Notice

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