Faculty of Education

Undergraduate, Postgraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate, Postgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Education


This unit utilises and integrated approach towards the teaching of Health, Outdoor and Physical Education (HOPE) within a secondary education context. Students will be introduced to methods, resources and theories which are useful in contemporary HOPE teaching. While the focus is upon the Victorian curriculum, students will be encouraged to explore HOPE teaching from national and international perspectives. Students will be expected to critically engage with a range of relevant pedagogical and professional issues.


On successful completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  • Provide a socio-historical perspective on the relationships between Health, Outdoor and Physical Education;
  • Articulate their teaching philosophies and identify the ways in which they may have implications for their teaching and professional identity;
  • Plan, develop, implement and evaluate units of work and lessons;
  • Identify and apply effective and innovative approaches to teaching HOPE;
  • Develop knowledge of pedagogical content;
  • Become familiar with relevant curriculum documents related to teaching HOPE.


This unit is graded Pass Grade Only (PGO); Assessment task 1: Written assignment (2,000 words, 50%); Assessment task 2: Written assignment (2,000 words, 50%)

Contact hours

3 hrs pw


Level 3, undergraduate degree with a minor sequence in Health, Physical Education or Outdoor Education. [Note: Students undertaking this unit as a middle school option through the Bachelor of Education (Primary) will meet different requirements. Specific advice should be sought.]


EDF4409, OR EDF4422, OR EDF4423. Students must be enrolled simultaneously in a professional experience unit(s).


EDF5482, EDF5485, EDF5490