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Subject details

At the completion of this subject students will be able to:

  1. explain how to support and promote children’s nutrition, health and well-being
  2. apply knowledge about health, safety and physical development to the holistic development of children
  3. observe and assess motor skills to meet specific learning needs of children.
  • Topics

    • Introduction to health, well-being and physical development
    • Exploring Physical Development Across the Lifespan I
    • Exploring Physical Development Across the Lifespan II
    • Understanding the Assessment of Motor Development I
    • Understanding the Assessment of Motor Development II
    • Data Collection, reporting and making sense of the data
    • Understanding Diversity in physical and motor Development I
    • Understanding Diversity in physical and motor Development II
    • Child Protection & Mandatory Child Health Protection Policies
    • Creating quality Environments
    • Reflection
  • Study resources

    • Instructional Methods

      • Chat Rooms
      • Discussion forum/Discussion Board
      • Embedded Multimedia
      • Online assignment submission
      • Standard Media
      • Web links
    • Online Materials

      • Online Assessment
      • Resources and Links

In order to enrol in this subject, you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:

  • CUR-MTE-MAS-2018
  • OUA-PSU-GCE-2018
  • UNE-PRO-GCE-2018

Special requirements

  • OtherDetails -

    Access to Microsoft Office or a unit approved alternative, Access to video creation and editing software

This subject will enable pre-service teachers to develop a sound understanding of motor skills development and links to nutrition, health and well-being of children in the early years. Pre-service teachers will investigate fundamental motors skills for both the upper and lower body. A focus of this subject is the assessment and analysis of motor skills in young children.

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  • Essay (50%)
  • Report (50%)

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a subject.

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