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This introductory unit prepares educators from a variety of disciplines to meet the maturational needs of diverse learners by providing a foundational base of knowledge regarding physical and cognitive development from conception through adulthood, with an emphasis on early childhood and childhood. Teaching all children the benefits of lifelong physical activity participation through the use of developmentally appropriate assessment and programming strategies is the primary focus of this unit.

Summary 2021

Unit name Growth and Motor Development Across the Lifespan
Unit code EDU104
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
Faculty of Education
Discipline Education

Dr Scott Pedersen

Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No



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Learning Outcomes

  1. Explain your understanding of motor development theory and its application to instructional settings.
  2. Exhibit an understanding of phase development through movement and the factors that influence changes in developing humans.
  3. Express how movement can facilitate cognitive learning experiences and intellectual development.
  4. Foster a greater depth of knowledge of the education field by engaging with the peer-reviewed literature.




Task 1: Reading quizzes (24%)

Task 2: Discussion task engagement (22%)

Task 3: Lecture content quizzes (54%)

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