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    Allows students, through practical involvement in creative play, games and sports, to investigate a range of physical activities and to critique the contribution researchers, theorists and practitioners have made to the movement culture.

    About this paper

    Paper title Children in Action
    Subject Education
    EFTS 0.15
    Points 18 points
    Teaching period Semester 2 (On campus)
    Domestic Tuition Fees ( NZD ) $937.50
    International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.
    EDUO 167, EDUO 266

    Allison McKenzie

    Teaching staff

    Alli McKenzie (Southland)

    Teaching Arrangements

    This paper is taught on the Invercargill campus.


    Textbooks are not required for this paper.

    Course outline
    This paper covers:
    • Creative play including:
      • Informal, formal and cultural games
      • Individual and group
      • Indoor and outdoor activities
      • With and without equipment
      • With and without rules
      • Competition vs co-operation
    • The socio-cultural influences on children's choices and activity patterns
    • Inclusiveness in physical activity
    • Critiquing play activities and games
    • Rules, tactical awareness and decision
    • The coaching process
    Graduate Attributes Emphasised
    Interdisciplinary perspective, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Information literacy, Research, Teamwork.
    View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
    Learning Outcomes

    Students who successfully complete this paper will:

    1. Evaluate and consider sustainable physical activity (play and games) for all children
    2. Critique children's play activities and games that are commonly used in early childhood, primary school and community settings
    3. Analyse the ways in which play and games challenge children's physical, mental, social and spiritual well-being
    4. Demonstrate an understanding of the rules, tactics and strategies in organised games and sport
    5. Investigate the different coaching styles and techniques and how they influence the child's physical activity experience


    Semester 2

    Teaching method
    This paper is taught On Campus
    Learning management system


    Stream Days Times Weeks
    A1 Friday 09:00-11:50 29-35, 37-42
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