OnlineSession 2Session 2

Unit description

This unit provides students with fundamental knowledge, understanding and skills for teaching dance and gymnastics to Stage 4 and Stage 5 school students. Students will examine cooperative learning and assessment approaches, the principles of peer and self assessment, and apply these pedagogical concepts to their own dance and gymnastics learning experiences.

Unit content

Module 1 - Dance - Application of pedagogical practices

  • Introduction to teaching in dance
  • Peer and Self-assessment in the dance context
  • Teaching Dance
  • Different genres of dance
  • Preparation
  • Dance vocabulary: concept and words needed to explain it; movement terms
  • Equipment & materials
  • Instructional Procedures
  • Class Management issues and appropriate practices

Module 2 - Gymnastics - Application of pedagogical practices

  • Introduction to teaching in gymnastics and dance
  • Introduction to peer and self-assessment in the gymnastics context
  • Teaching Gymnastics
  • Preparation
  • Safety
  • Applying the Dominant Movement Patterns (DMP’s)
  • Class Management issues and appropriate practices

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

  • No prescribed texts.
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)
Dance Micro Teach & Self Assessment50%
Contemporary Gymnastics Movement50%

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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