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EDH3257 Advanced Curriculum Studies in Health and Physical Education

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Education
School or Department : Education


Pre-requisite: EDX1450

Other requisites

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This course is the concluding course in the Health and Physical Education specialisation. It builds on curriculum and pedagogical knowledge established through the completion of the suite of courses in the HPE specialisation through detailed exploration of contemporary curriculum and pedagogical issues. Central to the course will be a detailed investigation of curriculum issues, and the social perspectives framing these issues that relate directly to the teaching of HPE in Queensland schools. A review of pedagogical practices outlined in syllabus documents and in research literature as they contribute to effective HPE will be completed.
This course will focus on the design of relevant learning experiences, assessment and reporting and reflective practices. The opportunity will be provided to further develop skills in a range of understandings and competencies for interpreting and managing the HPE classroom as a complex social environment for teaching and learning.

All aspects of work program, unit and lesson planning and the design of assessment instruments, teaching and evaluation will be presented using relevant syllabus documents. Information will also be provided with regards to procedures for preparation, monitoring and review of school work programs.

The course will further explore the relationships between educational theory and classroom practice through the use of tutorial and/or suggested practical experiences. The opportunity to experience, plan and implement practical teaching skills and display the ability to become an independent and reflective learner will be provided in this course.

Should enrolments not reach the minimum number required for on-campus study, students may be transferred to the WEB offering and advised of this change before semester commences.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 2, 2011 On-campus Springfield
Semester 2, 2011 Online