ED920.506 Developmental Learning and Pedagogies


ED921.506 Ecology and Management of Learning Environments

Learning Outcomes

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

Unit Description

This unit will provide pre-service teachers with the opportunity to engage with current knowledge and understanding about the structure and substance of Health and Physical Education as a discipline, and children’s developmental levels (physical, cognitive and social) relevant to this discipline. Through the unit pre-service teachers will engage with current knowledge and understanding about how children learn in Health and Physical Education. The unit will focus on critically analysing a range of pedagogical approaches for assessing students’ learning needs and improving students’ levels of competence in Health and Physical Education. The unit will explore a range of resources for engaging and supporting students in their learning.

Through this unit pre-service teachers will have the opportunity to develop effective learning experiences that will engage and cater for a diverse range of students. The pre-service teachers’ personal competence in utilising ICT for educational purposes in order to enhance students’ learning in Health and Physical Education and in ICTs will also be covered through this unit.

The unit will also focus on developing the pre-service teachers’ personal proficiencies in this discipline, and incorporates Christian faith, worldview and Scripture related to the teaching vocation. Pre-service teachers will also develop their knowledge and understanding about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and Christian perspectives on Health and Physical Education content and pedagogies during this unit.


  1. Health and Physical Education in Context
  2. HPE for Diverse Learners
  3. Children’s Growth and Development
  4. Movement Education
  5. Engaging with the HPE Curriculum
  6. Approaches to Teaching HPE
  7. Planning and Teaching Physical Education
  8. Assessment in HPE
  9. Managing the HPE Class
  10. Personal and Social Responsibility in HPE

Unit offerings

Face to face: (Every 2nd Year (Odd), Semester 2)

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, regulatory requirements, continual improvement processes 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.