This unit provides students with an overview and practical experience of minor and major games for children's physical activity participation. This unit has a focus on small-sided and modified games from different game categories including; team building and cooperation games; reaction and chasing games; warm-up games; Game Sense games; general games; circuit activities; and cultural games. Students will develop an understanding of these game categories; develop knowledge and skills to apply movement concepts and strategies in minor and major games; modify games and activities for participation and skill development; and instruct games and activities for participation and skill development. These concepts will be explored through theoretical understanding and participation in minor and major games. This unit also has a large component of Practice Integrated Learning (PIL), in which students will demonstrate their ability to develop and instruct modified games based on a game category to a community group of school-aged children.

Unit details

Location:
Study level:
Undergraduate
Credit points:
12
Unit code:
SPE2001

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Evaluate different types of major and minor games and activities for participation in physical education as relevant to contemporary settings;  
  2. Design experiences to apply movement skills, concepts and strategies in major and minor games and activities with responsibility and accountability;  
  3. Modify major and minor games and activities for participation and skill development with creativity and judgement; and,  
  4. Adapt major and minor games and activities to develop movement skills and concepts in games to suit participant groups.  

Assessment

Assessment type Description Grade
Presentation Online Case Study 30%
Journal Instructional Plans and Reflections 40%
Presentation Instructional Experience 30%

Required reading

Developing Game Sense Through Tactical Learning: A Resource for Teachers and Coaches.
Breed. R., & Spittle, M. (2011).
Port Melbourne: Cambridge.

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