|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts|
|School or Department :||School of Education|
|Student contribution band :||Band 1|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
|Version produced :||17 May 2022|
Pre-requisite: BEDU (Primary) or BPED Only - EDP2111
This practical and movement based course provides the opportunity for students from all disciplines to engage in a variety of physical activities to develop understanding and proficiency. It is designed for educators, sport and exercise science professionals; students who plan to be involved in professional and/or amateur community based movement contexts or students seeking to complete a physical activity based elective as part of their study program. Learning is enhanced through participation in a series of workshops presented by representatives from a range of community organisations using different coaching and pedagogical approaches.
Forming relationships with community groups and sporting organisations is vital to providing quality programs, continuing professional development and gaining access to valuable resources for teachers/coaches in different contexts and career or volunteer stages. All students will gain the necessary pedagogical and specialised skills to deliver physical activity and movement to a broad spectrum of learners and participants.
Students will acquire increased knowledge about a range of movement activities, enjoy participating in these for the social, emotional, cognitive and physical benefits and be able to apply the knowledge to personal and/or professional contexts. Students complete coaching accreditations through the Australian Sports Commission and apply new knowledge to present and critique physical activity and movement learning. Online students are required to commit time to attend relevant accreditation courses and coaching clinics.
Students gain knowledge relevant to movement contexts such as; the role of community organisations; socioecological barriers to physical activity; the important role of movement in cognitive, emotional, social and physical development; the importance of inclusivity, and motor learning. Students will increase their repertoire of challenge and adventure activities; rhythmic movement, games and sport and lifelong physical activities, through interactive learning experiences. They will apply a variety of relevant pedagogical strategies for a diverse range of developmental, ethnic, cultural, religious and age demographics whilst accounting for legislative requirements that ensure safe and inclusive learning environments.