PE Studies 1: Motor Development and Skill Acquisition

Course code EDUC1014Units 10Level 1000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Education

This course provides students with an opportunity to gain knowledge, understanding and skills in movement skill acquisition to facilitate the planning, assessment, implementation and evaluation a fundamental movement intervention program in a primary school setting.

Students will gain valuable theoretical and practical experience while attending lectures and participating in tutorials as well as learn a variety of planning, assessment and teaching techniques for the implementation and evaluation of a fundamental movement skills program in a primary school setting.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 1
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesOn successful completion of this course, students will be expected to:
1. demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the processes of motor skill acquisition in children and adolescents;
2. demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the principles of growth, development and motor behaviour in children and adolescents;
3. gain knowledge, understanding and skills to detect motor skill deficiencies and design programs to correct and evaluate the motor skills of children in a primary school setting;
4. demonstrate skills, knowledge and understanding of relevant content and pedagogy enabling the application of content in ways which are responsive to the particular characteristics of learners, curricula and teaching environments;
5. document the progress of the learners, the process of implementation and complete an evaluation of the intervention program; and
6. become familiar with recent research and understand the implications for motor skill acquisition in children and adolescents.
Content- Growth and developmental stages in children and adolescents.
- Principles of motor skill acquisition.
- Nature and classification of motor skills.
- Research and trends of motor development of Australian children.
- The learning process - attention, practice, memory and feedback.
- Measurement and analysis of motor skills.
- Practical performance of motor skills and pedagogy for motor skill development.
- School-based motor skill assessment, programming and evaluation in a primary school setting.
Replacing Course(s)NA
TransitionTransitional Arrangements will be managed on a case by case basis according to the needs of the student.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeNil
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Experience Based Learning
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsAssignment 1. Written task: 500 words or equivalent.
Examination: FormalAssignment 3. Formal exam addressing the content of the course.
Other: (please specify)Assignment 2. In-School experience implementation of a Fundamental Movement Skill Program.
Contact HoursLecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Tutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 12 weeks
Compulsory Components
Requisite by EnrolmentThis course is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Teaching/Bachelor of Health and Physical Education program.
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for EDUC1014