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EEH102 - The Art and Science of Movement

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Offering information:

Quotas apply to the unit

Cohort rule:(For students enrolled in course E377 only)
Unit chair:

Lisa 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.


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.


Gymnastics review, 1000 words, 25%

Task cards, 1000 words, 25%

Research journal and Dance and Gymnastics Collaborative Performance (x3), 2000 words, 50% 

Prescribed texts

Anderson Sofras, P 2006, Dance Composition Basics, Capturing the Choreographer’s Craft. Human Kinetics, Illinois

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