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EDH3258 Humans in Movement

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
School or Department : School of Education
Grading basis : Graded
Course fee schedule : https://www.unisq.edu.au/current-students/administration/fees/fee-schedules
Version produced : 27 January 2023


Pre-requisite: BPED Only - EDP2111


Specialists in a variety of movement related professions need an understanding of developmental sequences in motor movement in order to plan, deliver and assess appropriately in physical performance contexts. Learning the stages of development in motor movement from infancy through to adolescence enables individuals to appreciate the importance of particular stages and informs planning for a range of creative and engaging learning experiences that support this development. Provision for opportunities to play and experience a variety of physical activities in a safe environment are needed for children and adolescents to learn the physical literacies necessary for regular engagement in activity, including fundamental and specialised movement skills. Engagement in play facilitates motor development, enables social development and increases self-confidence, while developing language, creative thinking and problem solving skills. Appropriate learning experiences in the early stages lays the foundation for children to develop the motor skills essential in the future development of more specialised movement and manipulative skills.

In this course students will learn to identify the physical, social, emotional and cognitive development and movement principles and characteristics in the physical activity of children and adolescents. They will plan, structure and sequence inclusive and safe physical activity learning that engages children and adolescents. Students will analyse fundamental and specialised motor skills of children and adolescents to identify areas for improvement and provide corrective feedback and practice through a range of learning experiences.

Students will participate in a variety of movement experiences and provide timely and appropriate feedback about the learning of fundamental and specialised motor movement skills to others. They will learn to differentiate pedagogical strategies to encourage skill acquisition for children and adolescents with diverse developmental needs and learn how modifications can be made in movement programs to facilitate safe and inclusive learning environments for all participants.

Course offers

Study period Mode Campus
Semester 2, 2022 Online
Date printed 27 January 2023