units

EDF4024

Faculty of Education

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2014 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Education
OfferedNot offered in 2014

Synopsis

This unit develops students' understandings of health and wellbeing and physical education in the Victorian and Australian curriculum. It provides the opportunity for students to critically analyse and engage with health and physical education (HPE) curriculum and pedagogy in the primary years. The unit develops students' knowledge, skills and understanding of teaching and learning strategies that ensure student health and wellbeing and physical education. Students learn how to plan lessons, units and approaches in line with the local and Australian curricula that are developmentally appropriate for the primary years, enabling students to develop confidence and competence in teaching students in the primary years in this field of learning.

Outcomes

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

  1. critically analyse health and wellbeing and physical education curriculum and practice
  2. develop, design and plan lessons, units and approaches that are developmentally appropriate for the primary years
  3. understand, utilise and experience a variety of physical education specific pedagogies (e.g. fundamental motor skills, sport education, thematics, game-centred approaches) that promote physically educative experiences
  4. understand and apply concepts and information about health and wellbeing and education (e.g. emotional and social health and learning, drug education, sexuality education)
  5. successfully apply strategies for health and wellbeing and physical education appropriate for diverse learners in schools.

Assessment

Essay: critical analysis of curriculum and policy in the fields of health and wellbeing and physical education (can include individual and/or group work) (2000 words or equivalent per student, 50%)
Portfolio of exemplars of pedagogy and practice for health and wellbeing and physical education (can include individual and/or group work) (2000 words or equivalent per student, 50%)

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload equals 144 hours per semester comprising:

(a.) Contact hours for on-campus students:

  • 24 hours per semester

(b.) Additional requirements:

  • independent study to make up the minimum required hours per semester

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