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Undergraduate Course: Physical Education PE4B Perspectives (EDUA10098)

Course Outline
SchoolMoray House School of Education CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Course typeStandard AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 10 (Year 4 Undergraduate) Credits20
Home subject areaEducation Other subject areaNone
Course website None Taught in Gaelic?No
Course descriptionStudents elect to continue to study one of the elements studied in PE3B (aesthetics, science or sociocultural).

The 20-credit course offers students an opportunity to develop their knowledge and understanding in key areas of disciplinary enquiry, as these might be applicable to contexts of a teacher's professional action. In order to encourage linkage between such forms of enquiry, the strands of curriculum, physical activities, pupils, teaching and learning, will constitute shared points of focus. A selected number of theoretical perspectives will make a contribution to the wider appreciation of how student teachers prepare for teaching and learning and the factors that can influence decision-making in schools. The aesthetics perspective of the PE4B Perspectives centres on the study of the aesthetic significance of physical activities within different models of physical education. It also explores the ways in which an understanding of alternative activities, aesthetic theories and concepts could enhance professional practice and facilitate pupils engagement, active participation and life long learning. The science perspective will offer students a chance to explore in more depth the body of knowledge pertaining to one of the following: Biomechanics, Exercise Physiology, Skill Acquisition or Sports Psychology. Students will examine the conceptual and empirical bases upon which the scientific content is founded to evaluate the assumptions that are inherent in applying principles to practice. The sociocultural perspective examines discourses in Physical Education and critically considers the implications of them for the professional practices of specialist teachers of Physical Education. This provides students with the opportunity to examine sociological, psychological and socio-psychological perspectives on people and society and their implications for sport and physical education.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Students MUST have passed: Physical Education Perspectives 1 (EDUA08011) AND Physical Education Perspectives 2 (EDUA08012) AND Physical Education PE3B Perspectives (EDUA10094)
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs None
Course Delivery Information
Delivery period: 2013/14 Flexible, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Learn enabled:  Yes Quota:  None
Web Timetable Web Timetable
Course Start Date 05/08/2013
Breakdown of Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Seminar/Tutorial Hours 44, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 152 )
Additional Notes
Breakdown of Assessment Methods (Further Info) Written Exam 50 %, Coursework 50 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours & Minutes
Main Exam Diet S1 (December)Physical Education PE4B Perspectives2:00
Outwith Standard Exam Diets MayPhysical Education PE4B Perspectives2:00
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
Evaluate critically the development of curriculum models in physical education.
Review the relationships that exist between the factors that influence teaching and learning within the context of Scottish Physical Education
Appreciate the meanings participants attach to their involvement in physical education.
Analyse pupil movement capacities through a number of diagnostic approaches.
Explore the ways in which a knowledge and understanding of perspectives in physical education can inform professional practice.
Assessment Information
Formative assessment: Students will be required to produce work as part of formative assessment procedures. These would allow:
a) a student subject focus,
b) checks to be made on student progress with basic ideas / theory
c) the students to become more confident in explaining and developing these for teaching purposes.

Summative assessment. Students will be required to undertake 2 separate assessments.:

a) 2000 word assignment

b) 2 hr examination

The mark for the PE4B course will be arrived at by averaging the marks from the 2 assessments.

If either of these marks is below 30, the course grade will automatically be recorded as a 'fail' irrespective of the 2nd mark.
If one, and only one, mark lies within the range from 30 - 39, then it may be compensated by a higher pass mark from the 2nd assessment and the grade corresponding to the mean mark awarded.
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Course organiserMs Rosemary Mulholland
Tel: (0131 6)51 6680
Course secretaryMs Norma Turnbull
Tel: (0131 6)51 6210
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