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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

Introduces students to a range of pedagogical models for teaching, learning and assessment for Personal Development, Health and Physical Education (PDHPE) teaching in secondary education. Provides students with the foundation of knowledge and skills required to be able to deliver effectively the Years 7-10 and Stage 6 NSW (PDHPE) syllabus.

Unit content

1. Knowledge of Personal Development, Health and Physical Education Years 7-10, Stages 4 and 5 syllabi content 

2. Knowledge of pedagogy in context of teaching Personal Development, Health, Physical Education 

3. Knowledge of curriculum requirements 4. Contemporary approaches to teaching of games in Physical Education: Teaching Games for Understanding (TGfU)

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 working knowledge of the concepts and content of the Personal Development, Health and Physical Education (Stage 4 and 5) syllabi
2 develop a working knowledge of programming and designing units and lesson plans in relation to the Personal Development, Health and Physical Education Years 7-10 syllabus
3 develop effective teaching and learning strategies, based on a range of current pedagogical theories designed to encourage the development of knowledge, understanding, skills, values, attitudes and student engagement
4 identify and critically examine assessment and reporting procedures and strategies, and devise assessment for learning activities
5 apply an understanding of aspects of curriculum differentiation in order to meet the diverse needs of learners
6 design and engage in teaching and learning opportunities that demonstrate an understanding of the principles of Teaching Games for Understanding and the capacity to engage in critical reflection on teaching practice
7 demonstrate 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 working knowledge of the concepts and content of the Personal Development, Health and Physical Education (Stage 4 and 5) syllabi
    • GA4:
  2. develop a working knowledge of programming and designing units and lesson plans in relation to the Personal Development, Health and Physical Education Years 7-10 syllabus
    • GA5:
  3. develop effective teaching and learning strategies, based on a range of current pedagogical theories designed to encourage the development of knowledge, understanding, skills, values, attitudes and student engagement
    • GA4:
  4. identify and critically examine assessment and reporting procedures and strategies, and devise assessment for learning activities
    • GA4:
  5. apply an understanding of aspects of curriculum differentiation in order to meet the diverse needs of learners
    • GA4:
  6. design and engage in teaching and learning opportunities that demonstrate an understanding of the principles of Teaching Games for Understanding and the capacity to engage in critical reflection on teaching practice
    • GA5:
    • GA6:
  7. demonstrate well-developed written and oral communication skills, as appropriate to the needs and expectations of the profession.
    • GA6:

Prescribed texts

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Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.