Major and Minor Games

Unit code: SPE2001 | Study level: Undergraduate
12
(One credit point is usually equivalent to one hour of study per week)
Footscray Park
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Overview
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Overview

This unit provides students with an overview 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.

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

For Melbourne campuses

Assessment type: Presentation
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Grade: 30%
Online Case Study
Assessment type: Journal
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Grade: 30%
Workbook
Assessment type: Presentation
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Grade: 40%
Instructional Presentation

Required reading

Game sense: Teaching games for understanding.
Breed, R. & Spittle, M. (2020). | Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.

As part of a course

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