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Unit description

This unit investigates pedagogical theory related to the teaching of dance and gymnastics to Stage 4 and Stage 5 school students. Students will examine cooperative learning, assessment approaches, and the principles of peer and self-assessment.  Students will apply these pedagogical concepts to their personal and practicum-based experiences in dance and gymnastics.  

Unit content

Module 1 - Dance 

  • Introduction to teaching in dance
  • Pedagogical practices in dance
  • Peer and Self-assessment in the dance context
  • Dance Elements/Dynamics and Timing
  • Dance vocabulary: concept and words needed to explain it; movement terms
  • Equipment and materials
  • Class Management issues and appropriate practices

Module 2 - Gymnastic movements 

  • Introduction to teaching in gymnastic movement
  • Designing gymnastic and parcour learning
  • Pedagogical practices in dance
  • Task design – assessing movement

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:
1safely and competently conduct basic educational dance and educational gymnastics experiences for Stage 4 and Stage 5 school students
2describe the principles of co-operative learning, peer-assessment and self- assessment
3discuss the strengths and weaknesses of co-operative learning, peer-assessment and self- assessment for learning and assessment wit Stage 4 and 5 students
4apply the principles of co-operative learning, peer-assessment and self-assessment within the contexts of this unit's dance and gymnastics learning experiences
5locate co-operative learning, peer-assessment and self-assessment within the spectrum of teaching styles available to physical education teachers
6discuss the relevance and value of gymnastics and dance education for young people.

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

  1. safely and competently conduct basic educational dance and educational gymnastics experiences for Stage 4 and Stage 5 school students
  2. describe the principles of co-operative learning, peer-assessment and self- assessment
  3. discuss the strengths and weaknesses of co-operative learning, peer-assessment and self- assessment for learning and assessment wit Stage 4 and 5 students
  4. apply the principles of co-operative learning, peer-assessment and self-assessment within the contexts of this unit's dance and gymnastics learning experiences
  5. locate co-operative learning, peer-assessment and self-assessment within the spectrum of teaching styles available to physical education teachers
  6. discuss the relevance and value of gymnastics and dance education for young people.

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.

Teaching and assessment

Notice

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