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
OfferedClayton Second semester 2013 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2013 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Ms TerriAnne Philpott (Day); Mr David MacDonald (Off-campus)


This unit is Part B of a two-part unit and must be taken in conjunction with Part A (EDF4863).


The aim of this unit is to provide a secondary teacher education method in health that has two foci:

  1. to explore new technologies for health education in the school context.
  2. to develop teaching and learning skills for teaching health across the school curriculum.

Study in this unit is underscored by the need to develop an understanding of the complex nature of health and how this can be addressed across the curriculum. It also addresses teaching models related to experiential education and how this can support health educators to set up health promoting school programs that support individuals throughout their lifespan.


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

  1. critically analyse the importance of literacy, numeracy and oracy in the development of pedagogy in health education
  2. distinguish between knowledge acquisition and knowledge facilitation in health education
  3. explore the use of health informatics through multi-media.


Assessment Task 1: Class presentation (2000 words, 50%)
Assessment Task 2 Open-book take-home examination (2000 words, 50%)

Chief examiner(s)

Contact hours

Average per week of 2-3 hours contact plus approximately 15 hours in self-directed study


EDF4863 Health education in the secondary years A or EDF4114 Health, outdoor and physical education


EDF4409 Health education