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Health and Physical Education and the Curriculum (Primary) (EDN464)

Organisational Unit Education
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S1E-internal
Description This unit prepares you for teaching Health and Physical Education (HPE) in secondary schools. The emphasis is on the construction of a teaching practice that integrates knowledge with practical strategies for effective learning, related to the promotion and maintenance of healthy and active lifestyles. The unit emphasises the processes of planning, developing and implementing the Western Australian (WA) School Curriculum and Standards Authority (SCASA) HPE Curriculum from years 7 - 10.
Unit Learning Outcomes On successful completion of the unit you students will be able to: 1. Provide a rationale for the provision of quality HPE programs in schools and clearly articulate the principles underlying the HPE curriculum described in the WA SCASA Curriculum. 2. Prepare a HPE teaching program and effectively evaluate HPE lessons. 3. Discuss teaching/learning approaches used by HPE teachers. 4. Describe the emerging trends and initiatives being explored by HPE professionals in their approaches to implementing the 'contemporary' HPE curriculum. 5. Outline the various factors that contribute or inhibit the achievement of HPE curriculum outcomes. 6. Design assessment tasks to evaluate student achievements in HPE. 7. Evaluate teaching resources that are currently used to support HPE teaching/learning programs.
Timetabled Learning Activities Lectures: 1 hour per week; workshops: 1 x 2 hours per week.
You are required to attend lectures and workshops on campus. Details of the unit will be advised in the Unit Information and Learning Guide and on LMS. You will need to access LMS during this unit to access resources and the latest information regarding the unit.
Unit Learning Experiences You will engage in a variety of blended learning experiences; including lectures, online activities and will participate in embodied learning experiences. Weekly workshops will model best practice in HPE. Your learning will be guided by the Unit Information and Learning Guide provided on LMS.
Assessment All assessment tasks in this unit are aligned to the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (APST) and the new WA HPE curriculum requirements. Assessment tasks will include the following: 1. Paired teaching - Lesson planning & reflection on implementation - 40% 2. Secondary teaching program for PE - 50% 3. Participation - lectures and workshops linked to all unit learning outcomes - 10% Written feedback for all assessments will be provided to you by workshop leaders following submission of your work.
Prerequisites Enrolment in the BEd Primary, 1-10 Health and Physical Education. Successful completion of BED150 Understanding Teachers' Work and EDN111 Language for Learning and Teaching and EDN3191/EDN356 Sport Education and EDN248 Teaching Health and PE in Primary Schools.
Exclusions Students who have successfully completed EDN419 Health and Physical Education and the Curriculum (Major) may not enrol in this unit for credit.
Notes Students will need to co-enrol in EDN465 Professional Experience: Perspectives on the Curriculum.
Previously 2014: 'Health and Physical Education and the Curriculum (Major)'
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
see individual structures for context
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.


Unit Coordinator
Mr Ross Williams
Senior Lecturer Health and Physical Ed

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 2613
e: R.J.Williams@murdoch.edu.au
o: 450.3.014 - Building 450, Murdoch Campus
Unit Contacts

MURDOCH: S1E-Internal
Mr Ross Williams
Senior Lecturer Health and Physical Ed

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 2613
e: R.J.Williams@murdoch.edu.au
o: 450.3.014 - Building 450, Murdoch Campus
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