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EDX1450 HPE Curriculum and Pedagogy

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


This course explores pedagogical and curriculum aspects of teaching the current HPE curriculum. In doing so it provides a range of understandings and competencies for interpreting and managing the HPE environment for teaching and learning. This course presents an overview of the concepts, philosophy, language and culture of HPE generally. The focus of this course will be to present general and more specific, insights into appropriate pedagogical knowledge which can be considered in relation to the current HPE curriculum.Curriculum components as they apply to the planning, teaching and assessment of Health and Physical Education will be explored. Central to an understanding of the curriculum are the tenets of an inclusive curriculum that seeks to enhance the participation and learning opportunities for all children. Students are expected to engage with the mandatory social justice principles of equity, diversity and supportive environments. The design of relevant learning experiences and associated assessment processes, management of classrooms, the introduction of a variety of instructional strategies and technologies into the teaching and learning context, and the impact of these considerations on planning is valued in this course. There will be a particular focus on developing competencies needed for lesson and unit planning and teaching based on appropriate pedagogical practices. Students will have the opportunity to develop confidence and practice skills for effective teaching specifically related to teaching HPE. It is expected that students will become increasingly independent and reflective practitioners.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 2, 2012 On-campus Fraser Coast
Semester 2, 2012 On-campus Springfield
Semester 2, 2012 On-campus Toowoomba
Semester 2, 2012 Online
Semester 3, 2012 Online