EHR219 Games, Sports & Contemporary Physical Activities (8)


The aim of this subject is to provide students with the knowledge, skills and understanding for incorporating a Teaching Games for Understanding approach into their PE pedagogy. It also provides students with the practical and theoretical underpinnings for constructing educational appropriate participation in games and sports.

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Session 2
InternalBathurst Campus
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Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLSchool of Teacher Education

Enrolment restrictions

Available to students in: Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science (Sport Management) Bachelor of Education (Health & PE) Bachelor of Education (HPE) (Honours) Bachelor of Educational Studies or as approved by Course Director

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to develop, plan and deliver safe, inclusive, engaging and educational learning experiences in games and sports, and contemporary physical activities;
  • be able to support the principles of life long physical activity through games and sports, and contemporary physical activities;
  • be able to engage with and construct approaches and criteria for assessing, appraising and appreciating movement in games and sports;
  • be able to examine and employ the pedagogical approaches for teaching games and sports;
  • be able to identify the components and characteristics of different categories of games;
  • be able to identify a range of contemporary forms of physical activity;
  • be able to reflect on their engagement in a diverse range of contemporary physical activities;
  • be able to facilitate and defend the place of culturally-significant games within school curriculum;
  • be able to execute pedagogical skills in authentic transcultural contexts;
  • be able to defend the place of contemporary physical activities in school PDHPE curriculum.


The subject will cover the following topics:
  • Direct instruction approaches;
  • Teaching Games for Understanding (TGfU) and the games classification system;
  • TGfU as a pedagogy;
  • TGfU in curriculum;
  • Assessing strategic and tactical thinking in games;
  • Assessing skill and motor learning in games;
  • Objectively assessing physical activity in games;
  • Reporting game performance and learning;
  • Effective TGfU teaching and learning strategies.


The information contained in the 2016 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 06 September 2016. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.