Faculty of Education

Monash University

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2014 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Education
OfferedPeninsula First semester 2014 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Toni Hilland


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.


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).


3 days


Assessment task 1 (2000 words, 50%)
Assessment task 2 (2000 words, 50%)
Satisfactory completion of practical components and fieldwork

Chief examiner(s)

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload equals 144 hours per semester comprising:

(a.) Contact hours for on-campus students:

  • 24 contact hours per semester

(b.) Additional requirements:

  • independent study to make up the required minimum hours per semester

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study