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EEH102 - The Art and Science of Movement

Unit details

Year2015 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Cohort rule:(For students enrolled in course E377 only)
Unit chair:L Shuck




Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

1 x 1 hour Class per week, 1 x 2 hour Seminar per week. Learning experiences are also via CloudDeakin.


Quotas apply to this unit


This unit uses dance and gymnastics to explore the science and art of movement education and performance skills. Inclusivity and critical analysis are used to explore both the theoretical and practical perspectives. Through dance and gymnastics seminars students investigate how to structure a safe learning environment that includes mutual respect, support, inclusivity and co-operative participation in health and physical education. Emphasis is also placed on student understanding of skill progression, sequence and transfer in dance, gymnastic and foundation skills. In small groups, students research health issues and investigate the role of creativity and communication in production of a movement piece. Through research and discussion, students develop and apply knowledge and understanding of key themes explored through participation in practical activities. This is achieved through teacher modelling, student observation, discussion and participation in the seminars.


Task 1: 25% 1000 words Gymnastics review and reflective journal. In small groups students use video evaluation and review to demonstrate how to teach gymnastics skills. This will also involve safety measures and a skills analysis format.

Task 2: 25% 1000 words Dance review and reflective journal.  Devise a set of problem-solving dance activities using Task Cards based on assessment tasks.

Task 3: 30% 1200 words Dance and Gymnastics Collaborative Performance.  Performance of a dance and gymnastic collaborative routine that explores a health related issue. This includes researching one of the following health issues; body image, substance use and abuse, gender, identity, violence, and discrimination and disability.

Task 4: 20% (800 words) Review of the concept of learning ‘in and through’ movement. Using their experiences in classes and the latest research on the value of learning through movement students will use ICT to reflect, analyse and report on the development of confident and competent movement.

Recommended texts

O’Dea, J. (2007) Everybody’s Different. Camberwell, ACER Press.

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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