Faculty of Education

Undergraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Education
OfferedPeninsula First semester 2014 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Professor Dawn Penney


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 (e.g. CSFII, VELS) and through recent research and current practices in the field.


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 task 1 (1000 words, 25%)
Assessment task 2 (3000 words, 75%)

Chief examiner(s)

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload equals 12 hours per week comprising:

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

  • 3 contact hours per week

(b.) Additional requirements

  • 9 hours of independent study per week including readings, completion of set tasks and self-directed learning