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HM1061 - Foundations of Movement and Physical Activity

Credit points: 3
Year: 2019
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: College of Arts, Society & Education

This subject is designed to lay a foundation for the teaching of movement and physical education in primary and secondary schools. Initially, it focuses on the development of knowledge, attitudes, and skills that support the teaching of fundamental and specialised movement skills core to physical activity and sport participation. Underpinning the development of the capacity to teach fundamental and specialised movement skills is the foundational knowledge related to the structure and function of the body and its growth and development (biophysical bases) across the primary and secondary schooling years. Alongside the biophysical bases of movement, the importance of access, equity and ethics in the development and maintenance of lifelong participation in physical activity will be investigated. Students will apply the theoretical constructs by participating in a variety of applied activities, for example; athletics, challenge and adventure, minor games and sports. The foundation offered by the subject will implicitly impact upon the students' initial teaching practices.

Learning Outcomes

  • apply foundational human biophysical knowledge of anatomy, physiology, biomechanics and motor learning to analyse and teach fundamental and specialised movement sequences;
  • develop analytical skills and approaches to assessing the quality of movement and physical activity;
  • articulate the role that access, equity and ethics in teaching practice play in the development physical literacy and support lifelong physical activity.
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Combinations:
HM1060

Availabilities

External, Study Period 2
Census Date 29-Aug-2019
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU
Assessment: other exams (30%); movement analysis (50%); case study analysis and exposition (20%).

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 29-Aug-2019
Coord/Lect: Mrs Stacey Frossling.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 26 hours on-campus > Lectures
  • 13 hours on-campus > Tutorials
  • assessment and self-directed study
Assessment: other exams (30%); movement analysis (50%); case study analysis and exposition (20%).

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.