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Introduction to Health Education (EDN117)

Organisational Unit Education
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S1E-internal
Description This unit introduces students to the health component of the Health and Physical Education learning area. Current health. issues and learning needs of students (K-10) are explored with an emphasis on the role that health education plays in promoting lifelong healthy and active living. The concept of the health promoting school will be emphasised, along with interactive learning activities for pre-service teachers to be able to apply the curriculum in a relevant, engaging and developmentally appropriate manner.
Unit Learning Outcomes 1. Critically engage with the role that health educator's play in fostering a whole-school approach to student wellbeing.
2. Outline and explain the contexts for teaching Health Education in secondary and primary schools.
3. Identify, analyse and design suitable Health Education teaching resources that cater for the learning needs of students in years K-10.
4. Identify specific learning needs of a variety of school student populations and devise strategies to ensure an inclusive, socially just, health-promoting classroom.
5. To develop an understanding of health literacy as a concept in health promotion and wellbeing.
Timetabled Learning Activities Lectures: 1 hour per week, tutorials: 2 hours per week.
Unit Learning Experiences Lectures are held each week followed by a two hour tutorial. Tutorials are practical activity sessions, which explore teaching strategies associated with the lecture material. Students will learn how to create a class wiki as a resource for future teaching, focusing on a chosen health topic. The wiki will provide the platform for a group-learning task. Small groups will create a short digital explanation of a theory or concept from themes covered within lectures and tutorials.
Assessment 1. Health Promoting School poster and 1000 word essay 30%
2. Group Oral Presentation (wiki and digital explanation) 30%
3. Examination 40%
Prerequisites Nil.
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
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Bachelor of Education (Primary Teaching) (BEd(PrimTeach))
Primary, 1-10 Health and Physical Education (BEd) [New in 2014]
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.


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Ms Nicole Arrold
Associate Lecturer

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 6264
e: N.Arrold@murdoch.edu.au
o: 450.4.020 - Education and Humanities, Murdoch Campus
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MURDOCH: S1E-Internal
Ms Nicole Arrold
Associate Lecturer

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 6264
e: N.Arrold@murdoch.edu.au
o: 450.4.020 - Education and Humanities, Murdoch Campus
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