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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

FacultyFaculty of Education
OfferedGippsland First semester 2010 (Day)
Peninsula First semester 2010 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr T Brown (Peninsula)


The unit builds upon a sequence of foundation units that students study in the first two years of the degree. It explores a range of pedagogical practices associated with the provision of sport and movement education and considers socio-ecological factors that impact upon the experience. Students will critically explore traditional and contemporary principles that underpin sport, physical and fitness education practices applied to school and community settings and consider their use within broader frameworks for physical activity participation. Students will apply concepts in practical movement settings that may include dance, gymnastics, games and lifestyle exercise based programs.


Upon successful completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. Discuss skills and basic movement techniques associated with alternate sport and movement experiences;
  2. critique a variety of traditional/contemporary pedagogical practices and their associated theories and describe how these are located within a broader socio-ecological frame for physical activity;
  3. plan and implement a gymnastics/dance/alternate movement experience unit of work grounded in a relevant theoretical framework;
  4. apply a critical reflective practice that considers the interplay between developmental, social, cultural and environmental elements of the sport and movement education context.


Assessment task 1 (2400 words): 60%+ Assessment task 2 (equivalent 1600): 40%
required attendance at tutorials/practicals/laboratories.

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Trent Brown

Contact hours

3 contact hours per week, 9 hours private study including readings, completions of set tasks and self-directed learning


EDF2602 or EDF2616 or approved equivalent unit