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EDH3150 Physical Activity in Society

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
School or Department : School of Education
Grading basis : Graded
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Enrolment is not permitted in EDH3150 if EDH1150 has been previously completed.


Sport and associated physical activities continue to play a significant role in group identity, the sense of belonging, and developing a feeling of individual worth in greater society. This course endeavours to enable students to recognise the significant distinction between being familiar with selected sociocultural dimensions of human movement and understanding these dimensions in a systematic and structured way with the aim of becoming an increasingly independent and reflective practitioner. Learning in this course focuses on providing students the opportunity to understand, identify, examine and analyse issues related to the sociocultural foundations of sport, physical activity and exercise in Australian society and internationally.

Students have the opportunity to develop introductory knowledge and understanding related to the causes and impact of sociocultural issues within sport, physical activity and exercise, and challenge societal practices which disenfranchise individuals and/or group of people with respect to their involvement in sport, physical activity and movement in Australia and internationally. Engagement in this course will allow students to develop sought after professional skills, understandings and competencies for interpreting and evaluating the ways in which sport and other forms of physical activity are microcosms of a larger community and as such reproduce and emphasise the dominant ideologies of that community.

This course offers an introduction to the sociocultural foundations of human movement through consideration of aspects, forces and issues that influence participation in and attitudes towards sport, physical activity and exercise of individuals and groups of people in Australia and internationally. The course draws upon knowledge and insights from different areas of study within the sociocultural domain to help students understand and critically explore the role and importance of sport and physical activity in society. These sociocultural issues range from historical, anthropological, social and philosophical aspects of sport and physical activity. Through research, interpretation, critical analysis, evaluation and the production of responses to diverse equity and access issues in sport and physical activity within the wider and complex social environment of Australia and internationally, students will develop skills and competencies necessary in educational and other relevant professional milieus.

Students have the opportunity to become acquainted with the sociocultural aspects of sport and physical activity, thereby affording them an introduction to knowledge and understanding of important ongoing social, historical, cultural and philosophical issues within the sport and physical activity context. Throughout the course students are offered the opportunity to actively participate in and reflect on personal experiences and acquire knowledge and understanding through individual reflective and research work, cooperative inquiry based learning such as group-work and debates, small and large group discussions, online discussion forums and through constructivist feedback sessions.

Course offers

Study period Mode Campus
Semester 3, 2022 Online
Date printed 10 February 2023