|Short Description:||Early Yrs Health & Active Play|
|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts|
|School or Department :||School of Education|
|Student contribution band :||National Priority - Teaching|
|ASCED code :||070101 - Teacher Education: Early Child|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: BEED or BEDU (Early Childhood) or BECH.
Enrolment is not permitted in ECH1200 if EDC1300 has been previously completed.
Students will require access to e-mail and have internet access to UConnect for this course.
Students enrolling in courses which do not follow the recommended enrolment pattern cannot be assured of a developmental learning experience or program completion within their preferred timeframe.
This course provides an overview of the role of health and physical activity in the multisensory and motor development of young children. It considers the interrelationships between physical health, wellbeing and identity, and the significance of these to longer-term learning and health outcomes. Contextual, familial and environmental factors that affect health and physical activity, safety and wellbeing are considered, particularly as they relate to the design of learning environments and physical activities. The course explores ways to promote children's physical and health literacies, to facilitate children's independence and competence in effectively communicating and managing their physical needs, and to extend children's confidence in their multisensory and motor abilities. Pre-service educators will also consider ways of working in partnership with families to support children's learning about health, physical activity and wellbeing.