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SPHP502 – Physical Literacy

Module code
Module title
Physical Literacy
To develop an understanding of the theoretical foundations of motor development and physical literacy. The student will understand the individual nature of physical literacy and its relationship to motivation, confidence, physical competence, knowledge and understanding that establishes purposeful physical pursuits throughout all stages of life.
  • SC9501
NZQA Level
Level 5
NZQA Credits
Delivery method
  • Web-Supported
Learning hours
Total learning hours
Resources required
Learning Outcomes
1.Discuss the concept of physical literacy and its importance in human development.
2.Understand the stages in the development of human locomotion, and ballistic and manipulative skills.
3.Examine the importance of perceptual-motor development in children and its impact on their intellectual, emotional and moral development.
-Theoretical foundations in motor development and physical literacy
-Physical growth, maturation and aging
-Development of motor skills and physical literacy across the life span
-Development of human locomotion
-Development of ballistic skills
-Development of manipulative skills
-Intellectual, Emotional and Moral Development
-Perceptual-Motor development
-Motor abilities and individual differences
-Functional constraints to motor development and physical literacy
Teaching and Learning Strategy
Lectures will be used to introduce key themes and main topics to the students. Tutorial will develop concepts further through kinaesthetic or visual tasks. The assignments will encourage reflection on important concepts taught throughout the year.
Assessment Criteria
Candidates must achieve a minimum C grade pass overall from assessments to receive a passing grade for this module.
Required Textbooks
An extended reading list will be supplied by the tutor at commencement of the course. This will be updated annually.

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