This unit of study is the first of three examining pedagogical practice in physical education. The three units move pre-service teachers along a spectrum of styles for teaching physical education, ranging from teacher-centred to more student centred styles. This unit specifically focuses on the Year 7-10 PDHPE Syllabus, and future Australian Curriculum focus areas of challenge/adventure activities, movement fundamentals including fundamental movement skills, and minor games. A developmental PE approach (Gallahue and Ozmun, 2006) will be taken in delivering this unit which takes into account the psychomotor, cognitive and affective domains as youth learn through physical activity. Skills will be developed and rehearsed in tutorial sessions allowing students to acquire a level of mastery and to transfer the learning theory into practice in a supportive environment through both peer and instructor feedback. There will be an additional cost for the 2 day field trip -approximately $200. An alternative learning experience and assessment will be offered for those pre-service teachers who are not able to finance this trip.
1x1hr lecture and 1x2hr tutorial for weeks 1-8, 1x1hr tutorial and 2 day field trip for weeks 9-12.
1000wd reflection+peer teaching of fundamental movement skill (FMS) (30%), 2000wd lesson plan (35%) and 2500wd risk management policy implementation (35%)