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EDF4237 - Curriculum developments in physical education and health

6 points, SCA Band 0 (NATIONAL PRIORITY), 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Education

Leader(s): Ms T-A Philpott

Offered

Peninsula First semester 2009 (Off-campus)

Synopsis

This unit provides students in both undergraduate and postgraduate programs the opportunity to develop their theoretical underpinnings of curriculum developments in physical education and health. Historical, social, participatory and contemporary discourses and their influence on curriculum development will be examined, via readings, online discussions and face-to-face seminars. The implications of recent state and national curriculum development will be undertaken through reviews of these documents (eg CSFII, VELS) and through recent research and current practices in the field.

Objectives

Upon successful completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. understand current national and state curriculum frameworks for Physical Education and Health;
  2. review and critique Physical Education and Health curriculum changes;
  3. demonstrate their ability to plan,implement and evaluate current practices of a specific area within the Physical Education and Health curriculum,
  4. select effective teaching practices that support development of curriculum outcomes.

Assessment

Assessment Task 1 (1000 words): 25%
Assessment Task 2 (3000 words): 75%

Contact hours

3 contact hours per week, 9 hours private study including readings, completion of set tasks and self-directed learning.

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