Available in 2021
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.


Availability2021 Course Timetables

Callaghan

  • Winter - 2021

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

PUBH1030, EDUC2747


Assessment items

Annotated Bibliography: 1 Annotated Bibliography

Literature Review: 2 Literature Review

Presentation: 3 Presentation


Contact hours

Callaghan

Self-Directed Learning

Self-Directed 4 hour(s) per Term Full Term

Tutorial

Face to Face On Campus 20 hour(s) per Term Full Term

Either timetabled or online learning as specified in the course outline. Number of tutorials depend on student numbers and staff viability. Lectures may be podcast. Course may be delivered on a weekly basis or in a block mode.

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.