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Teaching Senior Secondary Physical Education (EDN474)

Organisational Unit Education
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: AU7-internal
Description This unit prepares you for teaching Senior School - Year 11 and 12 Physical Education Studies (PES) in secondary schools. It will focus on the planning, development and implementation of effective teaching and learning processes as described in the WASCSA Curriculum. You will study the disciplinary knowledge and develop an understanding of Course requirements, pedagogy, assessment, content and skills underpinning the Year 11 and 12 Physical Education Studies programs
Unit Learning Outcomes On successful completion of the unit you should be able to:
1. Provide a rationale for the provision of quality PES programs in schools.
2. Clearly articulate the requirements of implementing the PES curriculum described by the Western Australian School Curriculum and Standards Authority (WASCSA).
3. Display understanding of the Year 11 and 12 PES content at a level required to teach.
4. Prepare PES teaching activities using productive and reproductive pedagogy.
5. Develop PES appropriate assessment tasks.
6. Plan for, display and evaluate quality PES teaching.
Timetabled Learning Activities Lectures: 2 hours per week; Workshops: 1 hour per week; Pre-lecture and workshop reading; Assessment tasks.
Unit Learning Experiences The focus of this unit is summarised in five Modules.
Module I: The WA SCSA PES Curriculum requirements
Module II: The WA SCSA PES Content
Module III: Teaching, assessing and reporting PESModule IV: Accessing higher learning outcomesModule V: Planning to teach
Other Learning Experiences School observation visit
Assessment Assessment 1. undertake 5 content-specific theory tests
Assessment 2. evaluate the teaching of an existing PES program
Prerequisites Enrolment in the Secondary Teaching (Science Combined Sport and Health Science) (BEd+BSc), and successful completion of EDN410 Professional Experience BEd Secondary and EDN374 Teaching Physical Education, OR enrolment in the Physical Education Major Teaching Area and successful completion of EDN374 Teaching Physical Education.
Exclusions Students who have successfully completed EDN419 Health and Physical Education and the Curriculum (Major) may not enrol in this unit for credit.
Students enrolled in Graduate Diploma Secondary may not enrol in this unit for credit.
Previously 2015: 'Physical Education and the Curriculum B (Secondary 11 - 12)'
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
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Physical Education Major Teaching Area (BEd(Sec)) [New in 2019]
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Unit Coordinator
Associate Professor Peter Whipp
Associate Professor in Health and Physical Education

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 2091
e: Peter.Whipp@murdoch.edu.au
o: 450.3.006 - Education and Humanities, Murdoch Campus
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