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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

FacultyFaculty of Education
OfferedPeninsula Second semester 2010 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Wynn Shooter


Students are introduced to the philosophy, principles and practices of education for physical activity and movement experiences as they occur in different outdoor recreations and sports in various social and environmental settings. Students will incorporate into the interdisciplinary socio-ecological study of movement, activity and recreational experiences relevant concepts drawn from biophysical, sociological, geographical and philosophical perspectives. The current status and prospects for enhancing physically active outdoor recreations will be examined. Eight days of experiential learning programs will further develop the genre of education for physical recreation and active lifestyles.


Upon successful completion of this unit, students will demonstrate an understanding of:

  • the importance of physical activity and movement as they occur in outdoor recreation activities;
  • students will demonstrate practical competencies in selected activity experiences and an awareness of the physiological needs, safety and risk management procedures and minimal impact techniques;
  • students will be able to articulate how physical activity experiences in outdoor recreation and movement encourage active, healthy and sustainable lifestyles;
  • students will demonstrate how knowledge gained from other units in the course, including the anatomy and physiology of physical activity, kinaesthetics of movement and aesthetics of open and natural space are essential understandings in developing education for physical activity in the outdoors; and
  • students will be able to integrate understandings from this unit into other parallel units in physical activity education.


Class test: 40%
Assignment (1200 words): 30%
Practical Performance Assessment: 30%. Satisfactory completion of the field programs is compulsory.

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Wynn Shooter

Contact hours

3 hours per week