Course Title: Movement Skills Acquisition in Physical Education

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Movement Skills Acquisition in Physical Education

Credit Points: 12.00

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Bundoora Campus


360H Education


Sem 1 2017

Course Coordinator: Seth Brown

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 7848

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 220.03.02

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

In this course you will apply fundamental movement theory to understand how physical movement and skills acquisition contribute to children’s movement competency and performance. Through practical sessions you will develop and apply an understanding of how various pedagogical models and theories inform practice in teaching tactical awareness and fundamental movement skills. Further understanding of movement patterns and skill acquisition will also be developed through the progressive and sequential teaching of skills in games settings.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

You will be assessed on your development of the following program outcomes in this course:

  • Engage with diverse learners in a range of educational contexts in order to develop skills and knowledge for flexible and adaptable participation in professional communities of practice.
  • Develop and apply theoretical and practical knowledge and skills to your professional practice and development in curriculum, pedagogy and assessment.
  • Critically analyse, synthesise and reflect on educational policy and practice in both local and international contexts.
  • Demonstrate creativity, critical thinking and innovation when identifying and solving problems in diverse educational contexts.
  • Communicate using a range of formats and strategies to audiences within and external to the discipline of education.
  • Work with others in a range of roles and contexts, demonstrating cultural, environmental and social awareness and ethical and reflective practice.
  • Apply initiative and judgement in planning in planning, problem solving and decision making to enhance your practice and continuing professional development.

You will be assessed on your development of the following course learning outcomes in this course. Upon successful completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Apply basic motor learning and biomechanical principles including skill analysis to learning games and movement activities.
  • Critically evaluate minor game types (Invasion, Net/Wall, Target, Striking/Fielding) taught in primary schools, examining skills practices, training focus, and pedagogical approaches to games sense awareness: tactics, strategies and risk analysis.
  • Modify movement to meet individualised needs.

Overview of Learning Activities

You will be engaged in learning that involves face to face lectures, individual and group research, and practical sessions which support understanding of analytical movement principles to analyse range of movement activities reflecting learning by primary school-aged children.

Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems. While there is no set text for this course, course materials will be provided by your lecturer. A list of recommended learning resources will be available online, including reference books and web resources. You are expected to seek further resources relevant to the focus of your own learning.

Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on how well you meet the course’s learning outcomes and on your development against the program capabilities.

Assessment may include reports, projects and presentations, individually and in groups. Assessment will cover both theoretical and practical aspects of your learning. You will be able to develop your work in relation to your own specific areas of interest in your professional practice.

Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks.

Assessment Task 1: Movement Analysis and modify movement to meet individual needs, equivalent to 2000 words, 50%

Part A - As a group member you will select a movement, undertake a skill analysis of a child’s performance of this movement. The group will present a written report on how this performance may be improved through successful and informed teaching and coaching. (LO 1, 2)
Part B - As a group member you will make modifications to a movement activity to ensure that all individualised needs are met. (LO 3)

Assessment Task 2: Game Sense Awareness Analysis, equivalent to 2000 words, 50%

You will select a game or a movement activity and develop a game sense awareness approach to the performance of this activity and analyse it. You will include a risk analysis of the chosen activity. (LO 2)

If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or the Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more.

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies and procedures which are described and referenced in a single document:;ID=ln1kd66y87rc