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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Intermediate

Former School/College

Former School of Education

Unit aim

Examines the essential information underpinning the curriculum content related to health and personal development and explores the application of current curriculum and learning theory to these areas. It also examines Teaching Games for Understanding as a contemporary approach to teaching Physical Education. It seeks to develop personal and teaching/planning skills in a variety of physical activities in varied learning contexts.

Unit content

  1. Introduction to NSW and Queensland Early Childhood and K-6 curriculum, their underlying philosophy and the planning structure for selected content areas. 
  2. Introduction of issues related to contemporary understandings of health education: learning and teaching strategies that are student-centred, inclusive and promote essential skill development in the areas of:
    • decision making, problem solving, communication, interaction and responsible action
    • contemporary approaches to teaching and learning in PDHPE
    • movement opportunities to develop and implement Teaching Games for Understanding (TGfU) approach to Physical Education.

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

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On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 demonstrate a clear understanding and some confidence in the content strands relating to personal development, health and physical education from the K-6 PDHPE Syllabus
2 investigate contemporary issues relating to health education and prepare teaching and learning strategies and devices
3 identify and critically examine sensitive issues relating to teaching PDHPE and discover correct protocol and procedures to effectively handle a variety of issues, including issues around child protection
4 investigate contemporary issues relating to health education
5 examine and apply Teaching Games for Understanding in a variety of teaching contexts
6 demonstrates well-developed written and oral communication skills, as appropriate to the needs and expectations of the profession.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. demonstrate a clear understanding and some confidence in the content strands relating to personal development, health and physical education from the K-6 PDHPE Syllabus
    • GA4:
  2. investigate contemporary issues relating to health education and prepare teaching and learning strategies and devices
    • GA2:
    • GA4:
  3. identify and critically examine sensitive issues relating to teaching PDHPE and discover correct protocol and procedures to effectively handle a variety of issues, including issues around child protection
    • GA3:
  4. investigate contemporary issues relating to health education
    • GA4:
  5. examine and apply Teaching Games for Understanding in a variety of teaching contexts
    • GA4:
  6. demonstrates well-developed written and oral communication skills, as appropriate to the needs and expectations of the profession.
    • GA6: