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EDUP3043: Health and Physical Education 2

2024 unit information

This unit focuses on NESA requirements and best practice pedagogies for teaching PDHPE in primary schools. Through an examination of syllabus and support documents, students will design, implement and evaluate a variety of resources, pedagogies and skills for teaching PDHPE. Students will gain experience planning significant teaching and learning activities and create learning links across other key learning areas. The Health Promoting Schools model is mobilised to discuss whole-school approaches to specific subject matter, including: sexual health education, drug education, child protection education, mental health (including loss and grief), games and sports, athletics and aquatics.

Unit details and rules

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Code EDUP3043
Academic unit Education
Credit points 6
36 credit points of 2000-level EDUP-coded units
Assumed knowledge:

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

  • LO1. Explore best practice pedagogies for teaching a range of content issues in PDHPE, including areas of content deemed 'sensitive' (mental health, loss and grief, sexualities education, drug education) and examine relevant policies and resources to support quality teaching across K-6.
  • LO2. 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 relevant to diverse school communities.
  • LO3. Sequence concepts and learning experiences for specific stages of learners in PDHPE by considering contemporary pedagogies, applying inquiry-based learning theory and engaging with syllabus content to a whole-school scope and sequence.
  • LO4. 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 games and sports and athletics.
  • LO5. Display confidence and competence in teaching K-6 PDHPE subject matter (specifically games and sports and athletics), providing feedback and employing reflective practice to enhance their performance.
  • LO6. Consider the needs and interests of students from a variety of socio-cultural backgrounds, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures when planning for learning and teaching, especially when addressing sensitive issues in the PDHPE classroom.

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1 2024
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
There are no availabilities for previous years.

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