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EDUP1013: Health and Physical Education 1

In this first PDHPE unit students will reflect on their physical activity and health status, values and attitudes, and explore the importance of leading active and healthy lives and imparting these to their future students. The unit examines the current requirements regarding K-6 PDHPE and students will design and evaluate a variety of pedagogies and skills for teaching. The Health Promoting School will be introduced in relation to the need for whole school planning for PDHPE. Specific subject matter will include K-6 PDHPE syllabus, instructional and pedagogical physical education models, safety and risk management, lesson planning and gymnastics, dance and fundamental movement skills.

Code EDUP1013
Academic unit Education
Credit points 6

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

  • LO1. Understand the significance of the Health Promoting Schools framework for effective teaching and learning in PDHPE; and use this framework to examine a range of sensitive issues/difficult knowledge relevant to a particular school community and/or learning environment (GQ1, GQ2, GQ6, GQ8).
  • LO2. Collect and evaluate learning and teaching resources that enhance students' learning in PDHPE specifically in relation to risk management protocols (GQ1, GQ4).
  • LO3. Sequence concepts and learning experiences for specific stages of learners in PDHPE by considering contemporary pedagogies (direct and indirect), applying inquiry-based learning theory and engaging with syllabus content to develop lesson plans (GQ1, GQ3, GQ4, GQ5).
  • LO4. Design and implement student-centred, inclusive, creative, safe and challenging learning experiences which cater for a variety of student learning styles and abilities, and directly link to student learning outcomes and assessment for PDHPE (GQ1, GQ3, GQ4, GQ5).
  • LO5. Demonstrate an understanding of the mechanical principles and pedagogies of moving our body, understanding movement and learning through movement, by performing skills and routines specifically in dance, gymnastics and fundamental movement skill development, which will encourage primary students to participate in recreational activities outside of lesson time (GQ1).
  • LO6. Display confidence and competence in teaching K-6 PDHPE subject matter (specifically fundamental movement skills), providing feedback and employing reflective practice to enhance their performance (GQ1, GQ3).
  • LO7. Consider the needs and interests of students from a variety of social, ethnic and cultural backgrounds including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures when planning for learning and teaching, especially when addressing sensitive issues/difficult knowledge in the PDHPE classroom (GQ1, GQ3, GQ6, GQ8).
  • LO8. Display an understanding of relevant school policies related to K-6 PDHPE subject matter (GQ1, GQ3, GQ4, GQ8).

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 1 week before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.