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EDH3150 Physical Activity in Society

Short Description: Physical Activity in Society
Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
School or Department : School of Education
Student contribution band : Band 1
ASCED code : 070303 - Education Studies
Grading basis : Graded
Version produced : 1 December 2021


Enrolment is not permitted in EDH3150 if EDH1150 has been previously completed.


This course offers an introduction to the sociocultural foundations of human movement through consideration of aspects, forces and issues that influence participation in and attitudes towards sport, physical activity and exercise of individuals and groups of people in Australia and internationally. The course draws upon knowledge and insights from different areas of study within the sociocultural domain to help students understand and critically explore the role and importance of sport and physical activity in society. These sociocultural issues range from historical, anthropological, social and philosophical aspects of sport and physical activity. Through research, interpretation, critical analysis, evaluation and the production of responses to diverse equity and access issues in sport and physical activity within the wider and complex social environment of Australia and internationally, students will develop skills and competencies necessary in educational and other relevant professional milieus.

Students have the opportunity to become acquainted with the sociocultural aspects of sport and physical activity, thereby affording them an introduction to knowledge and understanding of important ongoing social, historical, cultural and philosophical issues within the sport and physical activity context. Throughout the course students are offered the opportunity to actively participate in and reflect on personal experiences and acquire knowledge and understanding through individual reflective and research work, cooperative inquiry based learning such as group-work and debates, small and large group discussions, online discussion forums and through constructivist feedback sessions.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 3, 2021 Online
Date printed 1 December 2021