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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Introductory

School/College

School of Education

Unit aim

This discipline unit provides broad and critical foundational understandings and skills relating to the study of personal development, health and physical education. Details the nature and role of PDHPE as a discipline for supporting the development of health and wellbeing.

Unit content

Module 1: Physical Education

movement studies including competence in fundamental movement skills through areas such as dance, gymnastics, games and sports and a range of physical activities

Module 2: Health Education

health studies including history of health education, understanding children’s health, defining health and wellbeing, settings based approaches to health promotion, key frameworks informing approaches to health education, healthy eating, sexual health, safety, drug education, child protection education, interpersonal relationships and healthy choices

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.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 critically examine the contemporary theory and practice underpinning the study of personal development, health and physical education Intellectual rigour Knowledge of a discipline
2 investigate developmental factors and motor learning theories related to personal development, health and physical education Intellectual rigour Knowledge of a discipline
3 demonstrate fundamental movement skills through areas such as dance, gymnastics, games and sports and a range of physical activities Intellectual rigour Knowledge of a discipline
4 discuss key issues in health studies, including healthy eating, sexual health, safety, drug education, child protection education, interpersonal relationships and healthy choices Intellectual rigour Knowledge of a discipline
5 demonstrate skills in personal, academic and disciplinary literacies. Lifelong learning Communication and social skills

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

  1. critically examine the contemporary theory and practice underpinning the study of personal development, health and physical education
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  2. investigate developmental factors and motor learning theories related to personal development, health and physical education
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  3. demonstrate fundamental movement skills through areas such as dance, gymnastics, games and sports and a range of physical activities
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  4. discuss key issues in health studies, including healthy eating, sexual health, safety, drug education, child protection education, interpersonal relationships and healthy choices
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  5. demonstrate skills in personal, academic and disciplinary literacies.
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
    • GA6: Communication and social skills

Prescribed texts

  • Pill, S, 2014, Play with purpose: for fundamental movement skills teaching: a teaching guide , ACHPER , Kent Town SA.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.