This course provides an overview of Strand 1 of the new Leaving Certificate Physical Education programme in Ireland. It aims to provide the secondary school teacher with a broad understanding of the four topics that are included in Strand 1.
It primarily deals with general examples across various physical activity areas but draws on examples from specific sporting contexts to illustrate certain points. Each topic will be examined in detail and by the end of the course it is intended that teachers will have the necessary confidence and knowledge to apply the content of Strand 1 within their own classroom setting.
At the end of this course the learner will be able to:
- Display a broad understanding of the topics covered in Strand 1.
- Display a clear knowledge of how to undertake physical fitness assessment.
- Demonstrate an understanding of how to plan and implement a weights program.
- Display an understanding of how to use ICT in analysis of performance.