Movement and Dance in the Primary School

Course code EDUC2516
Available in 2017
2016 Course Timetables


Students will develop skills in dance and movement performance and composition. They will gain an understanding of methods of integrating movement and dance with other creative arts activities and with other areas of the primary curriculum.


Port Macquarie Nth Coast Inst

  • Semester 2 - 2016


  • Semester 2 - 2016
  • Semester 2 - 2017


  • Semester 1 - 2017

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. The elements of dance to perform and compose movement pieces;

2. Design movement activities for primary children focusing on body awareness and body activities in creative and set dance forms;

3. Integrate movement and dance activities with creative arts and other key learning areas;

4. Conduct movement and dance activities within the framework of safe dance practices.


  • Body Awareness Activities
  • Set and Directed dance activities
  • Elements of movement and dance
  • Safe dance practices
  • Creative movement and dance composition
  • Programming with movement and dance


Enrolment in this course is dependent on meeting the teacher education admission milestone of successful completion of - Three HSC band 5s (including one in English) or - 80 units of UoN courses or - BOSTES approved comparable pathways or - Commencement in the program pre 2016

Assessment Items

Written Assignment: Teaching Resource

Proposal / Plan: Unit Plan

Practical Demonstration: Group Choreography, Performance & Teaching

Contact Hours

Callaghan, Ourimbah and Port Macquarie Nth Coast Inst


Face to Face On Campus 12 hour(s) per Term


Face to Face On Campus 24 hour(s) per Term