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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

Faculty/College

Faculty of Education

Pre-requisites

96 Credit Points in a Bachelor of Education course OR admission to the 1209001 - Master of Teaching

Unit aim

Provides students with knowledge of relevant syllabus and curriculum requirements for teaching PDHPE from the early years to Year 6. Students will design integrated assessment and teaching and learning strategies which make links between health and physical activity, maximise both student engagement and inclusivity; employ ICTs and support students in the transition from early childhood to primary and then to secondary school settings. 

Unit content

Module 1: Pedagogical Approaches

Module 2: Games, Tactics and Decision making

Module 3: Planning and modifying in games-based approaches

Module 4: Child protection and Safety

Module 5: Pedagogical practice 1

Module 6: Pedagogical practice 2

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.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1 demonstrate a sound knowledge of the relevant primary school syllabus and relevant early childhood curriculum requirements
2 demonstrate models of pedagogy, and a range of strategies, for teaching and assessing PDHPE, including the use of ICTs
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, wellbeing and safety
4 meaningfully integrate PDHPE across other KLAs and across key transition points (early childhood/primary/secondary)

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

  1. demonstrate a sound knowledge of the relevant primary school syllabus and relevant early childhood curriculum requirements
  2. demonstrate models of pedagogy, and a range of strategies, for teaching and assessing PDHPE, including the use of ICTs
  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, wellbeing and safety
  4. meaningfully integrate PDHPE across other KLAs and across key transition points (early childhood/primary/secondary)

Prescribed texts

  • Recommended text: Herbert, P & Alford, G , 2017, The beginning teacher’s companion, 2nd edn, ICT publications, Brisbane, Australia. ISBN: 9780980659894.
  • Recommended text: Pill, S, 2015, Play with purpose: for fundamental movement teaching, Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation ACHPER, Kent Town, South Australia. ISBN: 9780646910796.

  • Recommended text: Herbert, P & Alford, G , 2017, The beginning teacher’s companion, 2nd edn, ICT publications, Brisbane, Australia. ISBN: 9780980659894.
  • Recommended text: Pill, S, 2015, Play with purpose: for fundamental movement teaching, Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation ACHPER, Kent Town, South Australia. ISBN: 9780646910796.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.