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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 National Curriculum, specifically the 'Personal, Social and Community Health' strand of the Health and Physical Education learning area. Current health issues and learning needs of students in years 1-10 are explored, with an emphasis on the role that Health Education plays in promoting lifelong healthy and active living. The Health Promoting School (HPS) framework will be incorporated within the unit as a whole school approach to teaching health.
Unit Learning Outcomes In response to undertaking this unit, students will be able to:
1. Critically engage with the role that health educators play in fostering a whole-school approach to student health and wellbeing.
2. Identify and implement a variety of teaching styles most relevant to an inclusive, socially just, health-promoting classroom.
3. Identify, analyse and design suitable Health Education teaching resources that cater for the differentiated learning needs of students in years 1-10.
4. Apply health literacy as a concept and how to support student learning.
5. Design and justify a whole school health promotion campaign.
Timetabled Learning Activities Lectures: 1 hour per week, workshops: 2 hours per week.
Unit Learning Experiences A one hour lecture and a two hour workshop will be held each week. Workshops are practical activity sessions, which explore teaching strategies associated with the lecture material. Students will create a website that hosts content for teaching a chosen health topic - a resource for future teaching. The website will provide the platform for a group-learning task.
Assessment 1. Health Promoting School poster and 1000 word essay 30%
2. Group Oral Presentation (Health resource website) 30%
3. Examination 40%
Prerequisites Nil.
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
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Bachelor of Education (Primary Teaching) (BEd(PrimTeach))
Bachelor of Education (Primary, 1-10 Health and Physical Education) (BEd Primary 1-10 HPE)
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 - Building 450, 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 - Building 450, Murdoch Campus
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