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Professional Practice in PDHPE 4 - EDUH4004

Year - 2020

This unit is the final in a series of four units examining pedagogical and professional practices in K-12 Health and Physical Education (HPE). There are 3 focus areas: the transition from a pre-service teacher to a graduate teacher, a practical examination of the current Stage 5 and 6 Elective courses (NESA), and an introduction to Action Research methodology as preparation for the Internship in Semester 2. Current departmental policies and processes (NESA and NSWDoE) will be reviewed and discussed to assist with vocational planning for final year students. In seminars students will be expected to draw upon the collective knowledge and experience that they have developed and refined across 3 professional experience placements, and previous pedagogical studies to effectively plan and present a Stage 5/6 lesson to their peers which is differentiated to cater for a range of abilities, and is engaging using various equipment including ICT. Finally, the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (AITSL, 2011) will be used to target professional practice goals and guide the development of a research proposal to demonstrate an understanding of the rationale for continued professional learning and the implications for improved student learning.

1x3-hr tutorial/wk for 12 wks

Weekly Tutorial Activities/Tasks (pass/fail), 4000wd (equivalent) Seminar Presentation with Lesson Plan and Evaluation (pass/fail) and 2000wd Research Proposal (pass/fail)

Syllabus Documents: (Essential) Board of Studies NSW. (2004). Physical Activity and Sports Studies Years 7-10 Syllabus. Sydney: Author. Board of Studies NSW. (2007). Exploring Early Childhood Syllabus. Sydney: Author. Board of Studies NSW. (2007). Sport Lifestyle and Recreation Studies Syllabus. Sydney: Author.Board of Studies NSW. (2012). Child Studies Syllabus. Sydney: Author.Board of Studies NSW. (2013). Community and Family Studies Syllabus. Sydney: Author. Textbooks: (Recommended) Bultitude, S. and Wright, J. (2008). PASS teacher resource. Book 1. Area of study 1 : foundations of physical activity (2nd ed.). Titan Education. Bultitude, S. and Wright, J. (2008). PASS teacher resource. Book 2. Area of study 2 : physical activity and sport in society (2nd ed.). Titan Education. Bultitude, S. and Wright, J. (2008). PASS teacher resource. Book 3. Area of study 3 : enhancing participation and performance (2nd ed.). Titan Education. Gradon. L. and Starkey. S. (2005). Sport, Lifestyle and Recreation Teacher Resource, (2nd ed.). Titan Education. Weihen, L. and Tolley, K. (2001). Exploring Early Childhood, (1st ed.). Pearson Australia Weihen, L., Duggan. B, James, S and O'Donoghue, J. (2009). Community and Family Studies (2nd ed.). Pearson Australia


138 credit points including EDUH3010 and EDUH3019


Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences

Semester 1

24 Feb 2020

Department/School: Education
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Mar 2020
Unit of study level: Honours
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: Yes
Faculty/department permission required? Yes
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Unit of Study coordinator: Mrs Nicole Hart
HECS Band: 1
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