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Learning about sport and the pleasure of being included through Touch.

Unit aim

To develop constructive attitudes, values, and behaviours to manage co-operative and competitive sports environments.

General overview

In this unit students explore what inclusion means, develop strategies to enhance inclusion, and consider the effect on promoting inclusion in a sport context (Touch). Students participate in a Touch programme, which includes a tournament. They reflect on the development of their skills - physical, thinking, intrapersonal, and interpersonal.

Key area(s) of learning

Sports Studies - 2nd bullet, Physical Activity 2nd and sixth bullets, and Mental Health - 3rd bullet.

Underlying concepts

This unit enables students to develop a sense of social justice through demonstrating fairness, inclusiveness, and care and concern for others through positive involvement and participation (attitudes and values); and contributes to the development of supportive strategies to ensure the physical and emotional safety of class members (health promotion).


Learning outcome

Learning experiences

Assessment opportunities

5C2 Demonstrate an understanding of how sensitivity towards others during touch can contribute to the emotional safety of self and others.
  • Students explore attitudes, values and beliefs about sensitivity and inclusion.
  • Students identify actions involved with encouraging others, accepting others and respecting self and describe the effects of these actions on peoples self worth.

Students complete chart for task one

Word icon. Touch (Task One) (Word, 62 KB)

5C3 Students will demonstrate interpersonal skills and processes that help them to make choices promoting inclusiveness in touch.
  • Students participate in a game of touch and discuss incidents of inclusiveness and exclusion.
  • Students brainstorm strategies that enhance inclusiveness.
  • Students will record in their physical education logbook the strategies they have selected that aim to enhance inclusiveness.
  • Students can record their peer feedback into the physical education logbook.
4B2 Students will brainstorm skills required to participate in touch and play a touch game.
  • Students will brainstorm skills required to participate in touch and playing a tournament.
  • Students will reflect on the skills they have learned and identify and describe the skills they found most challenging.

Students complete task two review sheets

Word icon. Touch - Task Two Review sheet. (Word, 34 KB)

Possible teaching approaches

Experiential learning

Possible lesson sequence:

Word icon. Touch (Possible lesson sequence (Word, 50 KB)

PDF icon. Touch (Possible lesson sequence) (PDF, 17 KB)

Students worksheets:

Word icon. Touch (Task One) (Word, 62 KB)

PDF icon. Touch (Task One) (PDF, 39 KB)