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Physical Education - Sport and Recreation

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​Applied senior subject

Sport & Recreation provides students with opportunities to learn in, through and about sport and active recreation activities, examining their role in the lives of individuals and communities.

Students examine the relevance of sport and active recreation in Australian culture, employment growth, health and wellbeing. They consider factors that influence participation in sport and recreation, and how physical skills can enhance participation and performance in sport and recreation activities. Students explore how interpersonal skills support effective interaction with others, and the promotion of safety in sport and recreation activities. They examine technology in sport and recreation activities, and how the sport and recreation industry contributes to individual and community outcomes.

Students are involved in acquiring, applying and evaluating information about and in physical activities and performances, planning and organising activities, investigating solutions to individual and community challenges, and using suitable technologies where relevant. They communicate ideas and information in, about and through sport and recreation activities. They examine the effects of sport and recreation on individuals and communities, investigate the role of sport and recreation in maintaining good health, evaluate strategies to promote health and safety, and investigate personal and interpersonal skills to achieve goals.  

Pathways

A course of study in Sport & Recreation can establish a basis for further education and employment in the fields of fitness, outdoor recreation and education, sports administration, community health and recreation and sport performance.

Objectives

By the conclusion of the course of study, students should:

  • demonstrate physical responses and interpersonal strategies in individual and group situations in sport and recreation activities
  • describe concepts and ideas about sport and recreation using terminology and examples
  • explain procedures and strategies in, about and through sport and recreation activities for individuals and communities
  • apply concepts and adapt procedures, strategies and physical responses in individual and group sport and recreation activities
  • manage individual and group sport and recreation activities
  • apply strategies in sport and recreation activities to enhance health, wellbeing, and participation for individuals and communities
  • use language conventions and textual features to achieve particular purposes
  • evaluate individual and group physical responses and interpersonal strategies to improve outcomes in sport and recreation activities
  • evaluate the effects of sport and recreation on individuals and communities
  • evaluate strategies that seek to enhance health, wellbeing, and participation in sport and recreation activities and provide recommendations
  • create communications that convey meaning for particular audiences and purposes.


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Last reviewed 13 July 2020
Last updated 13 July 2020