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Teaching Senior Secondary Health (EDN478)

Organisational Unit Education
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: AU7-internal
Description This unit will prepare students for teaching Health Studies in the senior school. It will focus on various forms of the Health Studies curriculum currently taught in WA schools and will develop an understanding of school based, content, assessment and moderation as required by School Curriculum and Standards Authority. It will explore the knowledge, understanding and skills necessary to promote an understanding of the importance of personal and community action in promoting health.
Unit Learning Outcomes 1. Provide a rationale for the provision of quality Health Studies (HS) programs in schools.
2. Clearly articulate the requirements of implementing the HS curriculum described by the Western Australian School and Curriculum Standards Authority (WASCSA).
3. Display understanding of the Year 11 and 12 HS content at a level required to teach.
4. Prepare HS teaching activities using productive and reproductive pedagogy.
5. Develop HS appropriate assessment tasks.
6. Plan for, display and evaluate quality HS 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 HS Curriculum requirements Module II: The WA SCSA HS Content Module III: Teaching, assessing and reporting HS Module IV: Accessing higher learning outcomes Module V: Planning to teach
Assessment Assessment 1. Micro-teaching your peers - .40%

Assessment 2. Evaluation of the teaching of an existing HS program - 60%
Prerequisites Successful completion of EDN410 Professional Experience BEd Secondary OR EDN340 Professional Experience Secondary.
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: 'Health and the Curriculum B (Secondary 11-12)'
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
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Appears in these Co-Majors Health Education Minor Teaching Area
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
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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