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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

Faculty/College

Faculty of Education

Unit aim

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: Fundamental movement skills

Module 2: Coaching and learning frameworks

Module 3: Games-based approaches

Module 4: Personal health

Module 5: Australian and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health

Module 6: Settings-based health promotion

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 critically examine the contemporary theory and practice underpinning the study of personal development, health and physical education
2 investigate developmental factors and motor learning theories related to personal development, health and physical education
3 demonstrate fundamental movement skills through areas such as dance, gymnastics, games and sports and a range of physical activities
4 discuss key issues in health studies, including healthy eating, sexual health, safety, drug education, child protection education, interpersonal relationships and healthy choices

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
  2. investigate developmental factors and motor learning theories related to personal development, health and physical education
  3. demonstrate fundamental movement skills through areas such as dance, gymnastics, games and sports and a range of physical activities
  4. discuss key issues in health studies, including healthy eating, sexual health, safety, drug education, child protection education, interpersonal relationships and healthy choices

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 teaching periods.