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EDHP1011: Physical Education 1

2024 unit information

This unit is the first of four units examining pedagogical practice and content in physical education. It takes into account the psychomotor, cognitive and affective domains as students learn about, in and through physical activity. Fundamental movement skills will be developed and rehearsed in practical workshops allowing students to transfer theories of movement and physical education pedagogy into practice. The unit specifically focuses on the K-10 PDHPE framework and curriculum areas of minor and lead-up games; fundamental movement skills; dance and gymnastics. In addition, there is a 10 day professional experience secondary school placement embedded in this unit of study.

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:


Code EDHP1011
Academic unit Education
Credit points 6
EDHP1000 or EDHP1001
Assumed knowledge:

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the physical, cognitive and affective (social) development of children and the impact these have on learning in Physical Education (1.1.1, 1.2.1).
  • LO2. Examine the classification and development of motor (movement) skills and their relationship to planning for teaching movement (1.1.1, 1.2.1, 2.1.1, 3.6.1).
  • LO3. Explore the relationship between inclusion, access and equity to identify strategies to support student participation and engagement in Physical Education (1.3.1, 1.5.1, 1.6.1, 4.1.1).
  • LO4. Understand the relevant curriculum, legislative, administrative and organisational policies and processes required for teachers of Physical Education (4.1.1, 7.1.1, 7.2.1, 7.4.1).
  • LO5. Plan and implement learning experiences for Physical Education using knowledge of student learning, curriculum, content and effective teaching strategies.
  • LO6. Demonstrate an understanding of assessment and reporting strategies, including informal and formal, diagnostic, formative and summative approaches to assess student learning in Physical Education (5.1.1, 5.5.1).
  • LO7. Investigate and critique various pedagogical approaches to Physical Education (1.1.1, 1.2.1, 1.3.1, 1.5.1, 1.6.1, 3.3.1, 4.1.1).
  • LO8. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the concepts, substance and structure of the content and teaching strategies of Physical Education, specifically: Fundamental Movement Skills, Dance and Gymnastics (1.1.1, 1.2.1, 2.1.1, 2.2.1, 2.3.1, 3.3.1, 4.1.1, 4.2.1, 7.4.1).

Unit availability

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1 2024
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1 2022
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 1 2022
Normal day Remote
Semester 1 2023
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney

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