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HL10359: Physical education, policy and practice

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2014/5
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department for Health
Further information on credits Credits: 6
Further information on unit levels Level: Certificate (FHEQ level 4)
Further information on teaching periods Period: Semester 2
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: CW 100%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • critical refelective assignment (2000 words) (CW 100%)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment: Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites:
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
To allow students to gain an understanding of the key concepts and processes that underpins the study and practice of physical education.

Learning Outcomes:
Students completing this unit will:
* Develop knowledge and understanding of the key concepts and processes of the PE National Curriculum;
* Understand the history and contemporary relevance of physical education in schools and society;
* Gain experience and knowledge of the acquisition and development of practical skills;
* Develop evaluative and diagnostic skills relevant to self and others.


* Effective oral communication (e.g. teaching presentations) T/F/A
* Ability to apply theory into practice. F
* Ability to work effectively as part of a group or team. F
* Students will gain both diagnostic and evaluative skills relevant to self and peer observation. F/A
* Students will be expected to work without supervision. F


* Understanding Physical Education
* History of PE in Schools
* Introduction to the National Curriculum: Legislation & Interpretation
* Curriculum Outcomes / Curriculum Planning
* From Policy to Practice
* The Reflective Practitioner
* The Skilled Observer
* Master Class Demonstrations and Analysis
* Child welfare
* Equity and inclusion.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

HL10359 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

Department for Health
  • UHHL-AFB11 : BA(Hons) Sport & Social Sciences (Year 1)
  • UHHL-AKB11 : BA(Hons) Sport & Social Sciences with Professional Placement (Year 1)

* This unit catalogue is applicable for the 2014/15 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2015/16 and beyond should not assume that this unit will be available in future years in the format displayed here for 2014/15.
* Programmes and units are subject to change at any time, in accordance with normal University procedures.
* Availability of units will be subject to constraints such as staff availability, minimum and maximum group sizes, and timetabling factors as well as a student's ability to meet any pre-requisite rules.