|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 one of the following Programs: MELT or MPLT
In Health and Physical Education and Wellbeing contexts preservice teachers need to develop effective teaching strategies to engage a diverse range of learners in safe and inclusive personal, social and community interactions and create appropriate learning experiences to meet a range of objectives. They learn to interrogate assumptions about the health, wellbeing and safety of children through critical inquiry processes and strengths-based approaches. Utilising research and engaging in experiential learning, preservice teachers develop greater awareness and understanding of the holistic nature of education and are empowered to cater for the needs of learners in all dimensions of health and wellbeing. Engagement with the Early Years Framework, the Australian Curriculum HPE, child safety and trauma-informed frameworks, legislative requirements, and ethical and professional conduct expectations, develops a deeper understanding of the responsibilities of preservice teachers and the needs and rights of children. This knowledge empowers preservice teachers to promote the health, wellbeing and safety of children from birth to five years of age, and those in primary school educational settings.
The course focuses on the essential knowledge, understanding and skills necessary for preservice teachers to plan for, and implement, learning in Health and Physical Education and Wellbeing contexts. Preservice teachers will develop their understanding of effective teaching strategies through creating supportive and well scaffolded learning experiences to meet the diverse needs of learners. The course will cultivate appreciation of, and competence in, establishing levels of challenge for diverse developmental stages and needs. Preservice teachers will improve their professional practice and development through engagement with professional organisations, teaching networks and the broader community.
This course will prepare preservice teachers to engage with the Early Years Learning Framework, the Australian Curriculum HPE, child safety, trauma-informed frameworks, legislative requirements, and ethical and professional conduct expectations, while promoting the wellbeing and safety of children from birth to five years of age, and those in primary school educational settings.