Glossary (Version 8.4)

To adapt or change.

Skills that require an ability to handle an object or piece of equipment with control, such as kicking, striking, dribbling or catching a ball.

A state of wellbeing in which an individual thrives and can manage normal stresses of life, work and recreation. Social, emotional and spiritual resilience, which enables people to enjoy life and survive pain, disappointment and sadness. It is a positive sense of wellbeing and an underlying belief in our own and others’ dignity and worth.

Simple games, with few rules, designed to allow students to practise skills, tactics and strategies in a challenging situation.

Games or sports that are simplified to suit the skills, strategic understandings and characteristics of students through alterations to the game’s constraints such as rules, equipment and/or the size of the playing area.

Movement tasks that require individual students or groups of students to use a problem-solving approach to solve a problem to successfully complete the task. The solution can be verbalised, documented or demonstrated physically.

These provide a framework for enhancing movement performance. Movement concepts (or elements of movement) explored in the curriculum include body awareness; spatial awareness; effort awareness; and relationship to/with objects, people and space. Movement strategies refer to a variety of approaches that will help a player or team to successfully achieve a movement outcome or goal. Movement strategies include moving into space to receive a pass from a teammate or hitting a ball away from opponents to make it difficult to retrieve or return the ball. Different games and sports may require similar activities or goals and will therefore use similar movement strategies to achieve success.

The variables that are combined in composing and performing movement. The elements of movement are effort, time, space and relationships.

Discovering a body’s potential for movement by experimenting with different ways to move.

A combination of fundamental movement skills and movement elements to enable a body and/or objects to move in response to a stimulus; or a planned order of movements.

A situation where students are moving with the intent of achieving an outcome, such as to score a goal, to perform a sequence of movements, to retain possession, or to cross a creek.