Pre-requisites

ED520.306 Developmental Learning and Pedagogy
ED521.306 Twenty-first Century Learning and Teaching
ED621.306 Ecology and Management of Learning Environments

Co-requisites

None.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, the student will be able to:

Unit Description

Through this unit students will examine the current context for Health and Physical Education (HPE) in primary schooling, including agendas and perspectives that impact on the content and objectives of the HPE curriculum and the teaching of HPE; young people in the current context; the perspectives and needs of diverse learners, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders; and Christian perspectives on the discipline.

The unit covers the growth and development of young people and how movement skills are developed, as well as diverse learner needs and strategies for responding to them in order to develop inclusive HPE programs. The unit engages with current curriculum and how to plan programs for physical education and health education, both classroom based and whole school health programs, that are appropriate to the physical, cognitive and affective development and learning needs of students. Through the unit students will examine a range of approaches to teaching HPE and will develop units of work and lesson sequences. The unit will cover a range of teaching and communication strategies, diagnostic, formative and summative assessment practices, as well as strategies for organising and managing physical education lessons. Strategies for appropriate and effective integration of ICT for teaching and learning in HPE are also covered through the unit, along with a focus on developing students’ literacy and numeracy needs relevant to HPE.

This unit also addresses the self-care needs and professional development of HPE teachers.

Teaching Strategies


Unit offerings

Face to face: Semester 2, 2017; Semester 2, 2019, and Semester 2, 2021

Please note

The Unit Offerings listed above are a guide only and the timetable for any year is the final authority. The College may vary offerings based on demand or other conditions.

This unit may be available in different modes of delivery i.e. online and face-to-face as listed above. The unit content will not differ between these modes of delivery. There will possibly be a difference in the schedule and/or the prescribed assessment tasks, however both will cover and assess the same content.