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SPEX302 Skill Acquisition across the Lifespan

An examination of skill acquisition and development as the human body grows from birth till death.

This paper provides students with the opportunity to teach children with unique learning needs and to study physical, cognitive and psychosocial aspects of life from conception to death. Before a student starts teaching a child on a one-on-one basis, or with another student at the Movement Development Clinic, all students go through a compulsory three-week pre-clinic training programme.

Paper title Skill Acquisition across the Lifespan
Paper code SPEX302
Subject Sport, Physical Education and Exercise
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period First Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,059.15
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $4,820.40

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Prerequisite
SPEX 202 or (PHSE 202 and PHSE 203)
Restriction
PHSE 305, PHSE 505
Schedule C
Science
Learning Outcomes
  • A broad knowledge base of human development from a lifespan perspective
  • Skills to conduct assessment, make a curriculum and write lesson plans and evaluation for a child with unique learning needs
  • Positive attitudes for clinic clients and the individual student's own life

 

Teaching Arrangements

Clinic preparation training is compulsory from weeks 1 to 2.

Paper Structure
  • Clinic preparation training
  • Clinic teaching
  • Lectures on physical, cognitive and psychosocial aspects of life from conception to death
Eligibility

For students with a basic knowledge and experience of teaching, coaching and motor learning principles.

Contact

Associate Professor Motohide Miyahara (motohide.miyahara@otago.ac.nz)

Teaching staff

Coordinator and Lecturer:  Associate Professor Motohide Miyahara

Textbooks

Papalia, D. E., Feldman, R. D. (2014). Experience Human Development (13th Ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill.

Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Ethics, Research, Teamwork.
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Timetable

First Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Monday 10:00-10:50 9-16, 18-22
Wednesday 10:00-10:50 9-16, 18-22

Practical

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
A1 Monday 15:00-16:50 9-15, 18-20
A2 Tuesday 15:00-16:50 9-15, 18-20
A3 Wednesday 15:00-16:50 9-15, 18-20
A4 Thursday 15:00-16:50 9-15, 18-20