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EDM8003 Health and Physical Education Curriculum and Pedagogy

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: EDS4402 or EDS4403 or EDS4404 or EDS4405 or EDS4406 or EDS4407 or EDS4408 or EDS4410 or EDS4411 or ITD3200


Teacher professional accreditation demands that secondary education graduates have a strong professional knowledge and understanding of discipline-specific concepts, substance and structure of both the curriculum content and teaching strategies of their learning areas.

This course explores contemporary curriculum, pedagogical and discipline specific research and knowledges. It strengthens the capacities of preservice educators to support safe and inclusive student engagement in class activities considered essential to developing healthy and active individuals enabled to contribute to the health and wellbeing of their communities and environments.

HPE specialists have significant opportunities to facilitate learning that empowers young people to make informed decisions that are positive for personal, social and community health, now and into the future. The embedding of health and physical literacies in this course enables preservice educators to critically reflect on information, resources and services that have the potential to contribute to the health and wellbeing of individuals, groups, communities and environments, and to share this learning through their everyday practices.

This course extends existing curriculum and pedagogical information and knowledge to focus on design of developmentally appropriate, sequenced and relevant teaching programs, utilising the full range of current curriculum and syllabus documentation in the Health and Physical Education (HPE) discipline. It enables preservice educators to develop advanced and effective skills, knowledge, processes and pedagogies relevant to the learning area, through concentrated attention on the dispositions that contribute to HPE learning and teaching.

Preservice teachers have the opportunity to strengthen and apply a range of competencies for interpreting and managing the HPE context as a complex social environment for teaching and learning. Compliance with legislative, administrative and organisational requirements in the preparation, monitoring and review of teaching programs and assessment is researched and analysed.

The relationships between educational theory and teaching practice is explored through interactive teaching experiences. The opportunity to plan, implement and review learning to further develop as independent and reflective practitioners is embedded in this course.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 3, 2022 Online
Date printed 24 May 2022