This unit of study will provide a basis of knowledge in the areas of growth and movement development applied to contemporary physical activity and movement contexts. Physical growth, including the development of various body systems, structural growth and the role of nutrition, and the movement development characteristics of different stages and ages of development will be examined.
Students will be introduced to instructional principles relevant for use in a physical activity and movement setting. Students will acquire key skills and knowledge to provide ongoing, developmentally appropriate movement opportunities for participants. Students will practise and apply the knowledge, understanding and skills necessary to maintain and enhance their own and others' physical and movement development for participation and performance in physical activity and movement contexts.

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Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Apply a broad knowledge of physical growth and movement development to evaluate a range of complex problems in contemporary movement and physical activity contexts;  
  2. Adapt knowledge and skills to evaluate, assess, and instruct movement skills;  
  3. Locate and analyse research based knowledge of contemporary growth and movement development;  
  4. Provide developmentally appropriate movement opportunities for participants to practise and apply their movement skills for participation and performance; and  
  5. Demonstrate an understanding of instructional principles.  


Assessment type Description Grade
Assignment Worksheets x 3 (5% each) - Week 1 15%
Assignment Worksheets x 5 (5% each) 25%
Report PMI (Plus, Minus, Interesting - critical thinking tool) 30%
Presentation Instructional Experience 30%

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