PE Studies 4: Invasion Games

Course code EDUC2058Units 10Level 2000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Education

Students will develop knowledge and teaching skills relating to the principles and practices of teaching a range of invasion games. Students will apply movement principles and develop both performance and teaching skill competencies across a range of core team sports that focus on invasion as the major game strategy. Specifically, students will examine the rules, tactics and appropriate pedagogical strategies that enable the design and delivery of learning experiences in Soccer, Touch, Rugby League, Rugby Union and Australian Rules.

Available in 2014

Callaghan CampusSemester 2
Previously offered in 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004
ObjectivesUpon completion of this course the student will be expected to:

1. demonstrate key teaching skills of particular movement/motor skills used in invasion games;
2. demonstrate an ability to perform various motor skills related to invasion games;
3. understand the rules and tactics that apply to a range of invasion games;
4. understand key pedagogical strategies relating to the presentation of activities for invasion games in school and community settings;
5. demonstrate an ability to identify effective teaching practices relating to invasion games;
6. understand relevant safety issues relating to the teaching of invasion games;
7. discuss the role and value of invasion game learning experiences in the broader school curriculum.
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ContentThe 5 core sports with invasion as the major game strategy are:
- Soccer
- Touch
- Rugby League
- Rugby Union
- Australian Rules
The course will focus on developing students ability to both perform and teach selected invasion game skills.
Replacing Course(s)N/A
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
Tutorial
Assessment Items
Examination: FormalAssignment 3 - 50%

At the conclusion of the course, students will complete a 2 hour examination. The examination will contain a number of questions relating to material covered in tutorials. In general, questions will be asked about: specific knowledge of certain skills, drills, games, pedagogical considerations for teaching invasion games, and important teaching and coaching ideas regarding safety and maximising individual learning, participation and enjoyment.
Presentations - TutorialAssignment 1 - 20%

Each student will be required to present a specific skill(s) relating to invasion games to the rest of the tutorial group in a team-teaching fashion (students may work in pairs or groups of three). Students will select a skill(s) and prepare a structured session for their peers.
ReportsAssignment 2 - 30%

Students will be required to prepare a report for a particular invasion game skill that must cover at least the following information: illustrations of skill(s) (where appropriate) and key points; common errors in skill performance; detail of skill drills and activities used (including equipment needed and diagrams where appropriate); rationale for each activity; safety considerations.
Contact HoursPractical: for 3 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.
Timetables2014 Course Timetables for EDUC2058