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EEH428 - Contemporary Issues in Physical Education

Unit details

Year2018 unit information
Offering information:

Student enrolment quotas apply to this unit

Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Warrnambool, Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Shannon Cunningham





Incompatible with: ESH428
Contact hours:

1 x 1 hour Class per week, 1 x 2 hour Seminar per week

Learning experiences are also via CloudDeakin


This unit is an elective unit in Health and Physical Education. The trimester will consist of both classes and practicals that examine a range of issues which commonly arise when teaching Physical Education and Sport in schools. One such issue is the question of how competition is used (and abused) and how rules and equipment need to be modified to suit the age and ability of the children. Much is made of the potential for children to learn about fair play and to build ‘character' but which games best serve this purpose and how do teachers encourage these attributes?

In the practical classes students will explore various competitive and cooperative game structures and consider ways in which they can be integrated with other curriculum areas


Research task: Students will choose an issue of special interest and investigate it both from a theoretical and applied context, 1500 words, 40%)

Class tasks: During the practical classes students will be expected to plan, teach and reflect upon activities suitable for primary age children, 2500 words, 60%

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