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Teaching Health and Physical Education in Early Childhood and Primary (EDN248)

School School of Education
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S2E-internal, S2E-external
Description You will be introduced to the WA HPE curriculum and the Early Years Learning Framework. The unit provides embodied learning experiences including the cognitive, kinaesthetic and affective dimensions of learning. You will explore: the rationale for HPE in early learning environments and schools; health issues and the promotion of health and well-being; integration of HPE in the curriculum and the skills needed for participation in physical activities.
Unit Learning Outcomes 1. Provide a the rationale for the Western Australian (WA): Health and Physical Education (HPE) curriculum in Early Childhood and Primary Education settings.
2. Describe the scope and sequence of the WA: Health and Physical Education curriculum in Early Childhood and Primary Education and include the relevant outcomes from the Early Years Learning Framework
3. Define Fundamental Motor Skills (FMS).
4. Create and teach one FMS learning experience that is inclusive of varying children's abilities, that clearly identifies an appropriate teaching sequence.
5. Critically evaluate the pedagogy employed in a FMS learning experience.
6. Discuss mental health promotion approaches used in Early Childhood and primary school settings.
7. List the principles of an effective drug education program and explain how you would apply these in an Early Childhood or primary school settings.
8. Describe how you would use nutrition as a context to develop a purposely-connected curriculum.
9. Critically evaluate pedagogical approaches used to develop healthy relationships in Early Childhood or primary school settings.
10. Apply a Sport Education model in a specific sporting context, to promote the development of knowledge, skills and attitudes.
Timetabled Learning Activities On-campus students: Lectures: 1 x 1 hour per week; workshops: 1 x 2 hours per week in the 10 teaching weeks of Semester 2 as identified in the Unit Guide. Off-campus students: Lectures: 1 x 1 hour per week. In addition off-campus students are required to participate in on-line activities through LMS and attend an on-campus intensive teaching week in commencing Monday 7 October to Friday 11 October 2019 (inclusive. Dates are subject to confirmation; any change to information on dates will be posted on School of Education website and in the Unit Guide). Off-campus students are also required to complete a self-devised study program equivalent or similar to the workshops undertaken by on-campus internal students during the semester. Details will be advised in the Unit Information and Learning Guide available on LMS website. All students will need to engage with LMS, to access resources and the latest information regarding this unit.
Unit Learning Experiences The approach to learning in this unit relies on you engaging in a range of blended learning experiences including; lectures, online activities and through participation in embodied learning. Weekly workshops will model best practice in HPE for on-campus students and these will be repeated for off-campus students during the Intensive Week. Your learning will be guided by the Unit Information and Learning Guide and LMS.
Assessment The assessment for this unit is guided by the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (APST) and the new WA HPE curriculum requirements.

For Early Childhood Education students, these assessments must focus in the years Birth - 8

Assessment tasks will include the following:
1. Planning, developing and implementing lessons in Early Childhood and/or Primary HPE 30%
2. Reflecting on your lesson, use of the learning object and the effectiveness of your assessment tool/process 30%
3. Participation in learning 10%
4. Exam 30%

Written feedback for all assessments will be provided to you by workshop leaders following submission of your work.
Prerequisites Enrolment in BEd (Primary), BEd (Early Childhood and Primary), BED Early Childhood 0-8 or BEd (Primary, Years 1 to 10 Health and Physical Education) . Successful completion of BED100 Ideas in Education and EDN111 Language for Learning and Teaching and BED150/EDN112/EDN1121 Understanding Teachers' Work.
Exclusions Students who have successfully completed EDU207 or EDN226 Primary Curriculum IIA (Arts, Health, Physical Education, and Technology and Enterprise), EDU217 Primary Curriculum IIB or EDN227 (Arts, Health and Physical Education) may not enrol in this unit for credit.
Notes EDN248 External students are required to attend for one week, on campus, intensive learning. This unit is studied with EDN236 Teaching the Arts in Early Childhood and Primary Schools. Either or both of EDN236 and EDN248 are studied with EDN2104 Professional Experience: BEd Primary.
Previously 2016: 'Teaching Health and Physical Education in Primary Schools'
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
see individual structures for context
Early Childhood and Primary Teaching (BEd) [New in 2019]
Primary Teaching (BEd) [New in 2014]
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
Dr Genevieve McSporran

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 6264
e: Genevieve.McSporran@murdoch.edu.au
o: 450.4.020 - Education and Humanities, Murdoch Campus
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MURDOCH: S2E-External
MURDOCH: S2E-Internal
Dr Genevieve McSporran

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