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Bachelor of Education (Primary, 1-10 Health and Physical Education) (BEd Primary 1-10 HPE)

  • B1384BACHELOR OF EDUCATION PRIMARY, 1 - 10 HEALTH AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION

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Title Bachelor of Education (Primary, 1-10 Health and Physical Education) (BEd Primary 1-10 HPE)
Course Code B1384
Study Level Bachelor (Undergraduate)
Organisational Unit Education
Academic Contacts http://goto.murdoch.edu.au/AcademicContacts
Qualification Bachelor of Education (Primary, 1-10 Health and Physical Education) (BEd Primary 1-10 HPE)
Duration 4 years full-time or part-time equivalent; mid-year commencement may result in a longer duration due to unit availability
Availability Murdoch campus (internal) (This course is offered in internal mode only. Some general education units may be available in external mode but HPE specific units require on-campus participation as part of their assessment.)
International students must commence in Semester 1 only.
Description The Bachelor of Education Primary, 1-10 Health and Physical Education course
enables students to develop the knowledge, skills and capabilities to teach in a
primary classroom from Years 1 to 6. In addition, the graduates will specialise in
Health and Physical Education (HPE) thus enabling them to be Curriculum Leaders in
HPE across the Years 1 to 10 and to lead extracurricular activities. Students are
supported in becoming effective educators with a strong grounding in learning,
teaching and curriculum. Professional Experience is a key component of the
degree, providing students with opportunities to engage with schools and the
broader community and to apply their knowledge and skills in a range of school
settings. Murdoch Education graduates develop the understanding and capacity to
be a teacher as researcher, an agent for change and a socially just practitioner. The
degree provides a foundation for lifelong learning through continued professional
development and/or further study. This course requires students to undertake
work-based training through a compulsory work-based placement as part of their
studies.
Admission Requirements: Onshore course offerings As per normal undergraduate requirements. The admission process will require a 5-minute SimLab (a 'real time' mixed reality learning environment) evaluation to determine non-academic suitability for the profession.

Students demonstrating English competence via IELTS, or an equivalent English Language proficiency assessment, must have attained an overall IELTS (or equivalent) score of 7.5 (with no score less than 7.0 in any of the four skills areas, and a score of no less than 8 in speaking and listening), on entry.
Special Requirements Prior to placement in any school for Professional Experience, it is mandatory that
pre-service teachers complete or obtain several forms and clearances. Information
and forms regarding these mandatory requirements can be accessed via the
Professional Experience website:
http://www.murdoch.edu.au/School-of-Education/Professional-Experience/for
students/.
Completion and submission of these mandatory requirements is
essential before placements can be arranged.
A maximum of 25% of total Professional Experience days in the course may be
taken overseas.

Please note: The following requirements for Teacher Registration in Australia:
1. Students admitted to Initial Teacher Education programs on the basis of an
International English Language Testing System (IELTS) assessment, or an equivalent
English language proficiency assessment, must have attained an overall IELTS (or
equivalent) score of 7.5 (with no score below 7 in any of the four skills areas, and a
score of no less than 8 in speaking and listening), either on entry to or on
graduation from the program.
2. Students wishing to pursue Teacher Registration in Western Australia will need to
meet TRBWA 'Fit and Proper Requirements' for the profession. Please refer to the
TRBWA website for further information: http://www.murdoch.edu.au/School-of-Education/Professional-Experience/for
Course Learning Outcomes At the end of this course students will be able to:
1. Apply pedagogical knowledge, skills and understandings developed from
engagement with contemporary literature and specific learning activities, to
effectively teach in a primary classroom and to be Curriculum Leaders in Health and
Physical Education (HPE) Years 1-10 and to lead extracurricular activities.
2. Contribute to a learning community in designing purposely connected curriculum
approaches for teaching all subject areas in Years 1-6 and HPE in Years 1-10, that
are inclusive of a diverse range of student needs.
3. Develop learning and teaching programs that meet statutory curriculum,
assessment and reporting requirements.
4. Analyse and interpret diagnostic and assessment data to evaluate students'
learning, modify and differentiate teaching practice and apply timely and
appropriate feedback to improve learning and teaching.
5. Develop practical strategies for creating rapport with and guiding children's'
behaviour to support their well-being and safety and to maximize their learning
opportunities.
6. Work ethically and collaboratively within school communities.
7. Demonstrate achievement of Australian Institute of Teaching and School
Leadership (AITSL) Graduate Professional Standards through a portfolio.
8. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of HPE content, curriculum and
teaching strategies and capacity to apply them to support the progressive learning
of students.
Employment Prospects Primary schools; K-12 schools; district high schools; Health Promotion.
Professional Recognition On completion of the Bachelor of Education, students have a widely accepted
qualification from a recognised university and are eligible for graduate studies or
employment in government, and independent schools.
Professional Accreditation Teacher Registration Board of Western Australia (TRBWA).
Main research areas Health and Physical Education; Primary Education; teaching
CREDIT / EXEMPTIONS Students seeking exemptions must be able to provide documentary evidence in
support of their application. Students who have had at least two years of full-time
recent, relevant and satisfactory teaching experience in an Australian school
context may seek partial exemption from some Professional Experience unit/s.
While Murdoch recognises that some students may have prior and/or current
teaching experience, it requires that a student's classroom competence be assessed
before exemptions from Professional Experience can be given. Students who have
been employed as a teacher and have had at least one year of full-time equivalent
recent, relevant and satisfactory teaching experience in an Australian school
context may seek exemption from BED150 Understanding Teachers' Work.
Students cannot receive exemption from the final Professional Experience. If
seeking un-credentialed credit students must submit a case in writing, with
supporting documentary evidence to explain how the outcomes of units have
already been achieved through prior experience. All applications for exemption and
credit must be directed to the Accreditation Officer.
External Study All units are offered externally with the exception of EDN116 Physical Education;
EDN117 Teaching Health Education; EDN2104 Professional Experience: English in
Practice; EDN236 Teaching The Arts in Early Childhood and Primary; EDN248
Teaching Health and Physical Education in Early Childhood and Primary; EDN356
Sport Education; EDN360 Sports Practicum; EDN464 Health and Physical Education
and the Curriculum
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.

Course Structure - 96 credit points

Course Core - 96 credit points

Required Units - 96 credit points

BED100 Ideas in Education - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1E-internal, S1E-external, S2E-internal, S2E-external

BED150 Understanding Teachers' Work - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2E-internal, S2E-external

BED200 Assessment and Action Research - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2E-internal, S2E-external

BED300 Schooling and Society - Research Skills - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1E-internal, S1E-external

EDN111 Language for Learning and Teaching - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1E-internal, S1E-external

EDN113 Living and Learning with Technology - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1E-internal, S1E-external

EDN114 Thinking Mathematically - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2E-internal, S2E-external

EDN115 Thinking Scientifically - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2E-internal, S2E-external

EDN116 Physical Education - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2E-internal

EDN117 Introduction to Health Education - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1E-internal

EDN199 SimLab Entry Screening - 0 points
MURDOCH: S1E-internal, S2E-internal

EDN221 Learning and Teaching - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1E-internal, S1E-external

EDN235 Teaching English and Literacy in Early Childhood and Primary - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1E-internal, S1E-external

EDN236 Teaching The Arts in Early Childhood and Primary - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2E-internal, S2E-external, UA4-internal (quota of 20 places)

EDN248 Teaching Health and Physical Education in Early Childhood and Primary - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2E-internal, S2E-external

EDN298 LANTITE - Literacy - 0 points
MURDOCH: AU7-external, AW1-external, SP2-external, SS2-external

EDN299 LANTITE - Numeracy - 0 points
MURDOCH: AU7-external, AW1-external, SP2-external, SS2-external

EDN2104 Professional Experience: English in Practice - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2E-external

EDN332 Children, Families and Communities - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2E-internal, S2E-external

EDN351 Teaching Mathematics in Early Childhood and Primary - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1E-internal, S1E-external

EDN353 Country, Cultures, Peoples: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Perspectives Across the Curriculum - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1E-internal, S1E-external

EDN356 Sport Education - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1E-internal

EDN358 Creating and Managing Effective Learning Environments - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1E-internal, S1E-external

EDN360 Sports Practicum - 6 points
Not available this year

EDN3102 Professional Experience: Mathematics in Practice - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2E-internal, S2E-external

EDN429 Professional Experience: Secondary HPE - 3 points
Not available this year

EDN441 Teaching Humanities and Social Sciences in Early Childhood and Primary - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1E-internal, S1E-external

EDN442 Teaching Science in Early Childhood and Primary - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1E-internal, S1E-external

EDN449 Inclusive Education - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2E-internal, S2E-external

EDN464 Health and Physical Education and the Curriculum (Primary) - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1E-internal

EDN499 Quality Teaching Performance Assessment - 3 points
MURDOCH: UW1-internal, UW1-external, YU2-internal, YU2-external

EDN4100 Professional Experience: Programming Across the Curriculum - 3 points
MURDOCH: ST1-internal, ST1-external

EDN4300 Final Professional Experience 2: Primary Teaching - 6 points
MURDOCH: ST3-placement

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