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EDH1450 HPE Discipline Studies 1

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
School or Department : School of Education
Student contribution band : Band 1
Grading basis : Graded
Version produced : 24 May 2022


Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in the following Program: BEDU or BSED
Enrolment is not permitted in EDH1450 if EDX1450 has been previously completed


Health and Physical Education (HPE) is acknowledged as one of the five learning entitlements for all Australian school students from Foundation to Year 10 and, as such, it is an essential learning area in initial teacher education training. This course rationalises the inclusion of HPE in the school curriculum and enables all pre-service educators to develop the knowledge, understanding and skills required to include physical and health literacies into the daily lives of all students.

Schools are recognised as key environments for the development and support of emotional, social, cognitive and physical health and wellbeing. HPE contexts facilitate the acquisition of health and physical literacies necessary for informed decision-making that is positive for lifelong health and wellbeing and for healthy, active individuals and communities. The relationship between movement and health values, practices, attitudes and behaviours is coupled with the opportunity to develop a critically reflective approach to analysing and applying health related information and resources.

Students will experience and apply considerations for facilitating engaging, inclusive, developmentally appropriate and safe learning environments for diverse audiences. They develop a range of understandings and competencies for interpreting and managing the HPE environment to facilitate delivery of effective experiences and outcomes.

A central tenet of HPE is an inclusive curriculum that seeks to enhance the experiential opportunities for all children and incorporates the social justice principles of equity, diversity and supportive environments. Design of relevant learning experiences aligned with assessment processes; management of classes and environments; incorporating pertinent general capabilities into the learning context, and the impact of these considerations is explored.

Students have the opportunity to analyse, apply and evaluate skills and develop confidence through experiencing and presenting movement and health learning. Through engagement in course learning experiences, it is expected that students will become increasingly independent practitioners and develop competence is sourcing current, accurate information and appropriate resources for HPE.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 2, 2022 On-campus Springfield
Semester 2, 2022 On-campus Toowoomba
Semester 2, 2022 Online
Date printed 24 May 2022