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Unit description

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

Phase 1 Athletics

Module 1: Pedagogical practice and application for athletics  

Module 2: Skill progressions and games-based approaches

Module 3: Strategies for embedding differentiation and critical enquiry

Phase 2: Aquatics

Module 4: Pedagogical practice, policy and safety for aquatics

Module 5: Biomechanical considerations for planning

Module 6: Planning for efficiency

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.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1identify and demonstrate knowledge, understanding and skills relating to the development of lesson plans for teaching aquatics and athletics with appropriate curriculum links
2apply effective methodology for instruction of aquatics and athletics in the school context
3critically analyze teacher-directed and self-directed learning approaches and reflect on their value in the teaching context
4apply the principles of teacher-directed and self-directed learning approaches to various physical education contexts.

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
  2. apply effective methodology for instruction of aquatics and athletics in the school context
  3. critically analyze teacher-directed and self-directed learning approaches and reflect on their value in the teaching context
  4. apply the principles of teacher-directed and self-directed learning approaches to various physical education contexts.

Teaching and assessment

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