This lesson encourages
- Student centered learning
- ICT integration
- Problematic knowledge and higher order thinking
- Knowledge integration (numeracy & literacy)
Students learn about
Resources & Worksheets
Assisting the learning experience
Student activities to facilitate learning
Questions & Feedback
How can we improve?
Ways to classify sports injuries
How the injury occured?
A direct injury is caused by an external force. This can include a collision with another person or being struck with an object. E.g. Bruise or bone fracture from impact
Overuse injuries occur when excessive and repetitive force is placed on the bones and other connective tissues of the body. E.g. Stress fractures and tendonitis
An indirect injury results from internal forces, such as excessive strain on the muscles and ligaments. E.g. Incorrect technique or over-stretching
What type of tissue was damaged ?
Injuries in which the damage occurs on the soft tissue of the body such as the muscles, tendons and ligaments. E.g. Sprain and strains
Hard-tissue injuries are those involving damage to the bones of the skeleton. E.g. severe fractures or breaks of the bone and joint dislocations
Worksheet - Information Table
Organised and simple format
Future reference during study
To be completed during lesson
Activity - Card Game
- cards placed down must link to the card shown (cause of injury, type of tissue damaged)
- can put down two text cards in a row
- cannot put down two picture cards in a row
- player who gets rid of all cards wins
Activity - Group Work
- Choose a sport: Basketball, NRL, Volley Ball, Netball, Snowboarding/Skiing, MMA, Ice Hockey, Soccer, Gymnastics
- create a poster/ information pamphlet (can use ICT if wanted)
Include the following:
- Latest injury statistics
- Classification of the injury sustained (how it is caused and what tissue is damaged)
Incorporate diagrams, graphs and visuals to represent the statistics
Be prepared to present your research to the class
Boyd, A. (2010). PDHPE in focus: HSC course (1st ed.). North Ryde, N.S.W: McGraw-Hill Australia.
Browne, S., & Royal Life Saving Society Australia. (2009). PDHPE: Application and inquiry preliminary course (2nd ed.). South Melbourne, Vic: Oxford University Press.