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HM1061 - Foundations of Sport and Physical Activity

Credit points: 3
Year: 2014
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: School of Education (pre 2015)

This subject is designed to lay a foundation in the disciplines, which underpin the study of sport and physical activity. It will serve as a major introduction to the historical, sociological, anthropological and cultural foundations of health and physical activity for understanding the individual and social imperatives of sports, games, physical education, leisure activities, and wellbeing. Similarly, it will present an overview of the pedagogical, psychological and biophysical foundations of the area knowledge of which is essential for teachers of Health and Physical Education. Students will apply the theoretical constructs by participating in a variety of applied activities (for example, dance and athletics), with a particular focus on adaptive practices. The foundation offered in this subject will implicitly impact upon the students' initial teaching practice performances.

Learning Outcomes

  • demonstrate an appreciation and understanding of the biophysical and sociocultural foundations of sport and physical activity;
  • appreciate and analyse the ethical, moral and social justice concerns relating to sport, physical education and leisure;
  • demonstrate an appreciation and understanding of the biophysical and sociocultural influence on pedagogical practices in Health and Physical Educaiton.
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
HM1060

Availabilities

External, Study Period 1
Census Date 27-Mar-2014
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Maree Dinan-Thompson
Lecturer: Mr Jason Gray.
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU
Assessment: tutorial attendance and participation (30%); essays (30%); centrally-administered final exam (40%).

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 27-Mar-2014
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Maree Dinan-Thompson
Lecturer: Mr Jason Gray.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures - Two 1-hour lectures/week
  • 13 hours tutorials - Commence Week 2; 1 hour/week
Assessment: tutorial attendance and participation (30%); essays (30%); centrally-administered final exam (40%).

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.