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CHLD6001 - Physical Activity and Movement

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Title:Physical Activity and Movement
Long Title:Physical Activity and Movement
Module Code:CHLD6001
 
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Fundamental
Field of Study: Childcare
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2022/23 ( September 2022 )
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: Cian ONeill
Module Author: ONA MC GRATH
Module Description: This module is the study of active play and movement for young children. It examines the role of active play and physical activity in the overall development of the young child. It equips the learner with the organisational and practical skills required for planning, implementing and evaluating active play and movement opportunities for young children.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Outline the benefits of regular participation in active play and movement for children.
LO2 Plan, implement and evaluate age and stage appropriate physical activities for young children.
LO3 Identify and show a range of basic movement skills across a number of disciplines.
LO4 Describe the physiological effects of exercise on children.
LO5 Explain childhood obesity and interpret its implications on a child's well-being.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named MTU module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).

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Incompatible Modules
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module. You may not earn additional credit for the same learning and therefore you may not enrol in this module if you have successfully completed any modules in the incompatible list.
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Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed
Requirements

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed. You may not enrol on this module if you have not acquired the learning specified in this section.

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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Physical activity and Physical fitness
Definition of physical activity, benefits of physical activity for children (physiological, health and psycho-social benefits) Components of physical fitness, determinants of physical activity for young people, recommended participation guidelines for young children. Physiological effects of exercise - cardiovascular endurance, flexibility, muscular strength and endurance.
Active Play
Concept of play and movement, types and functions of play, current Irish Play Policy (2004) - Ready, Steady, Play.
Motor Development - birth to three and three to six years
Theory of motor development, explanation of gross and fine motor skills, phases of motor development, overview of perceptual motor development.
Activity planning
Aims and objectives, effective and safe group management skills. Overview and linkage of current national frameworks, regulations and guidelines (Aistear, Buntús Start and Primary Physical Education Curriculum).
Practical Activities
Range of activities incorporating fundamental movement skills: balance, object control and locomotion. Cooperative fun games, dance and basic gymnastics. Observation of movement.
Childhood Obesity
Irish and International statistics on childhood obesity. Body mass index (BMI) concept. Government policy and current interventions for children.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Practical/Skills Evaluation Practical Teaching and participation: the learner will be observed participating in a range of practical activities. The learner will be assessed leading a group of peers or children in a practical setting. 2,3 40.0 Every Week
Project Written project assignment: the learner will submit a project based on research on physical activity and the young child. 1,2,4,5 60.0 Week 12
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
Coursework Only
This module is reassessed solely on the basis of re-submitted coursework. There is no repeat written examination.

The institute reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Classroom based instruction 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Lab Activity based in the Sports Hall 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Library and home study 4.0 Every Week 4.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Classroom based instruction 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Lab Activity based in the Sports Hall 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Library and home study 4.0 Every Week 4.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
 

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Goodway, J. Ozmun, J. and Gallahue, D. 2019, Understanding Motor Development: infants, children, adolescents, adults, 8th Ed., Jones and Barret Learning LLC [ISBN: ISBN: 9781284]
  • Pica, R. 2014, Toddlers: Moving and learning, A Physical Education Curriculum, Redleaf Press St. Paul MN 55117, USA [ISBN: 9781605542676]
  • Pica, R. 2014, Pre-schoolers and Kindergarters: Moving and learning, A Physical Education Curriculum, Redleaf Press St.Paul, MN 55117, USA [ISBN: 9781605542683]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Clements, R.L. and Schneider A.L. 2017, Moving with Words and Action: Physical Literacy for Preschool and Primary School, Human Kinetics Champaign IL [ISBN: 9781492547907]
  • Duncombe, R. 2019, The Physical Development Needs of Young Children, Routledge NY [ISBN: 9781138601932]
  • Swift, T. 2017, Learning through Movement and Active Play in Early Years: a Practical Resource for Professionals and Teachers, Jessica Kingsley Publishers London [ISBN: 9781785920851]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_HECEC_7 Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education and Care 1 Mandatory

Cork Institute of Technology
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