Health, Safety and Physical Education in Early Childhood
Strengthen your understanding of the nutritional and physical support children need during early development. Get a grip on the fundamentals of upper and lower body motor skills. Extend your studies to focus on child protection policies.
Your upfront cost: $0
- 28 Nov 2022
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At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- establish and explain how to support and promote diverse children's nutritional needs and the impact of nutrition on health and wellbeing across the early years and the lifespan
- apply high-level discipline knowledge about health, safety and physical development to the holistic development of children
- appraise and evaluate motor skills to support a diversity of children with varied growth and development across the early childhood years and to analyse motor performance
- apply high-level discipline knowledge, principles and concepts to plan, develop and design motor learning programs to maximise children's motor control and motor learning through movement, exercise and physical activity interventions
- Nutrition, Health and Holistic Wellbeing
- Exploring Physical Development Across the Lifespan
- Exploring Motor Development: Appraising and Evaluating Motor Skills
- Creating Learning Environments: Planning, Designing and Developing Programs
- Child Safety and Child Health
In order to enrol in this subject, you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:
- Other requirements -
Access to Microsoft Office or a unit approved alternative, Access to video creation and editing software
This subject will enable pre-service educators to develop a sound understanding of the importance of supporting the physical, social and emotional health and wellbeing of young children for their development and learning. The subject explores the characteristics of children's physical development and motor coordination. Using a play-based approach to curriculum and safe and supportive environment, students will be able to plan quality fundamental movement experiences to enhance the outcomes for young children in the early years making links to the relevant National and State curriculum and Frameworks.
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- Analytical essay relating to a specified unit topic (50%)
- Plan for developing Fundamental Movement Skills of a child (50%)
Current study term: 28 Nov 21 to 27 Feb 22
Lifelong Motor Development
Health and Wellbeing in Childhood, 3rd ed. paperback
Garvis, S. and Pendergast, D.
Next study term: 27 Nov 22 to 26 Feb 23
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