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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

FacultyFaculty of Education
OfferedPeninsula First semester 2011 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Trent Brown


This unit introduces students to the field of sport and outdoor recreation. Foundational concepts related to play; games and leisure will be examined as they relate to the applied contexts of sport, physical activity, movement and outdoor recreation. Practical components within the unit will include fundamental movement skill acquisition and modified/minor game development as it applies to sporting and outdoor activity pursuits. This unit includes a four-day experiential learning program (ELP).


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

  1. Comprehend and utilise appropriate language associated with a foundational sport and outdoor recreation unit.
  2. Analyse how play, games, sport and outdoor recreation contribute to students' lives and the lives of others.
  3. Apply and examine notions of sport, physical activity, movement and outdoor recreation through a variety of theoretical lenses.
  4. Recognise, distinguish and evaluate how the various "ways of knowing" sport and outdoor recreation activities can contribute to professional practices.
  5. Apply theoretical concepts and demonstrate practical competencies in various sport and outdoor recreation environments (e.g. fundamental motor skills/minor games, camp based settings)


Assessment Task 1 (2000 words): 50%
Assessment Task 2 (2000 words): 50%
including attendance at required tutorials/practicals and satisfactory completion of fieldwork component

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Trent Brown

Contact hours

3 hours per week