The University of Newcastle, Australia
Not currently offered
Course code

EDUC4016

Units

10 units

Level

4000 level

Course handbook

Description

Students will be introduced to current research in the field of physical education, physical activity and health in children - with a major focus on the primary school setting. Students will gain an understanding of a range of research trends and issues and will investigate the strengths and weaknesses of research projects to improve a range of physical education, physical activity and health outcomes.


Availability

Not currently offered.

This Course was last offered in Summer 3 - 2019.


Learning outcomes

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

1. Demonstrate an understanding of current research and research practices in the field of physical education, physical activity and health

2. Demonstrate an understanding of research methods and their practical application in a primary school setting

3. Evaluation of current research interventions targeting children with reference to methodology, feasibility, effectiveness and sustainability.

4. Demonstrate valuing of physical education, physical activity and health research as a necessary part of the teaching profession and their career as lifelong learners.


Content

The course will include the investigation of:

  • Current research in physical education, physical activity and health
  • Research methods used in physical activity and health
  • Effectiveness of school and community-based research studies targeting children
  • Current assessment tools used in physical education, physical activity and health

Assumed knowledge

EDUC4016Physical Education, Physical Activity and Health Research in Primary SchoolsStudents will be introduced to current research in the field of physical education, physical activity and health in children - with a major focus on the primary school setting. Students will gain an understanding of a range of research trends and issues and will investigate the strengths and weaknesses of research projects to improve a range of physical education, physical activity and health outcomes.FEDUAFaculty of Education and Arts464School of Education104000This Course was last offered in Summer 3 - 2019.PUBH1030, EDUC2747The course will include the investigation of: Current research in physical education, physical activity and health Research methods used in physical activity and health Effectiveness of school and community-based research studies targeting children Current assessment tools used in physical education, physical activity and health NOn successful completion of this course, students will be able to:1Demonstrate an understanding of current research and research practices in the field of physical education, physical activity and health2Demonstrate an understanding of research methods and their practical application in a primary school setting3Evaluation of current research interventions targeting children with reference to methodology, feasibility, effectiveness and sustainability.4Demonstrate valuing of physical education, physical activity and health research as a necessary part of the teaching profession and their career as lifelong learners. Annotated Bibliography: 1 Annotated BibliographyLiterature Review: 2 Literature ReviewPresentation: 3 Presentation


Assessment items

Annotated Bibliography: 1 Annotated Bibliography

Literature Review: 2 Literature Review

Presentation: 3 Presentation