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2013 ESP136 Physical Pursuits

Unit Level: Introductory

Available as a Student Elective: No

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Unit Sem 1 Sem 2 Full Yr Spring Summer Winter
ESP136 L

Key Semester Dates
Semester Campus Attendance Note Start Date Census Date Final WW Date* End Date
Sem 2 L On Campus 15-JUL-2013 10-AUG-2013 02-SEP-2013 18-OCT-2013

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see Withdrawal dates explained for more information).

This unit can be taken in other courses
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Physical activity plays an important role in contemporary Australian society, with the learning of skills and techniques essential for effective participation, teaching and coaching. Whatever your area of interest, it is important that you have knowledge and skills that enable you to work with people in a range of physical activities. A study of various physical activities enables better decision-making by you in understanding what is required when planning sequences of learning experiences. It is important that you develop both a personal understanding of the structures (techniques, skills, safety issues, etc) of the physical activities, as well as the pedagogical knowledge required to teach these physical activities in any context.

This is the first physical activity laboratory unit in the sequence of four. This physical activity laboratory is a practically based unit and is designed to develop your ability to teach athletics and aquatics. There is a need not only for the acquisition of knowledge and the development of skills and competencies, but also for the study of strategies appropriate for the teaching/learning of these physical activities to people of varying ages.

WEIGHT: 12.5%


Test (50 %); Coaching plan (50 %); successful completion of swim prac experience.


Lecture (1 hour) - combination of online/face to face (various weeks throughout Semester)

Swim tutorial (1 hour) - Weeks 2 -13 (excluding mid semester break)

Athletics tutorial (2 hours) - Weeks 2-13 (excluding mid semester break)

Note: Class attendance may still be required

   Web supported - L
Online access to some part of this unit online is optional
About Flexible Study Options

Launceston Co-op Bookshop Website - Semester (Sem 2)

STAFF: Dr Jenny McMahon (Coordinator), Mr Mark Padgett (Lecturer), Mr Chris Zehntner (tutor)

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