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Honours - Area of study

Students who commenced study in 2015 should refer to this area of study entry for direction on the requirements; to check which units are currently available for enrolment, refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your area of study.

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Managing facultyFaculty of Education
Campus(es)Peninsula

Notes

  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.

Description

This Bachelor of Education (Honours) specialisation qualifies graduates to teach students from 12 to 18 years of age, as specialists in health and physical education, health and human development and a third subject area such as outdoor education and environmental studies. Students develop skills to become critical and effective educators and leaders in secondary school settings or more broadly in community, recreational and sporting settings. They also learn approaches for leading and developing the health and physical education discipline through collaboration, community connection and policy making.

Requirements

Units are 6 credit points unless otherwise stated.

Education studies

Include adolescent learning, curriculum and assessment, student diversity and inclusion.

Students complete:

  • EDF1303 Learning and educational inquiry 1
  • EDF1304 Learning and educational inquiry 2
  • EDF2005 Professional responsibilities, practice and relationships
  • EDF2007 Adolescent development and learning
  • EDF3007 Developing multiple literacies in education
  • EDF3009 Schooling, education and equity: Local and global perspectives

Curriculum studies

Focus on the core areas of physical education, and health and human development.

Students complete:

  • EDF1071 Introduction to health and physical education
  • EDF1072 Contemporary issues in health and physical education
  • EDF2071 Interdisciplinary studies in health and physical education
  • EDF2072 Social and environmental influences on health and physical education
  • EDF3071 Community development and partnerships
  • EDF4803 Physical education method
  • EDF4804 Health method
  • Method unit A* or EDF5169 Outdoor education in the secondary years A**
  • Method unit B* or EDF5170 Outdoor education in the secondary years B**

* Refer to the Secondary teaching specialist areas and prerequisitesSecondary teaching specialist areas and prerequisites (http://monash.edu/education/current-students/courses/units/secondary-specialisms/).

**Students in the outdoor education and environmental studies discipline only.

Discipline studies

Focus on the core areas of human movement and health. This specialisation enables students to qualify to teach a third school subject by including discipline studies in outdoor and environmental studies, biology with a focus on exercise physiology, business, mathematics or another approved discipline from other faculties.

Students complete a dual health and physical education discipline and another discipline of their choice.

Health and physical education discipline

Students complete:

  • EDF1171 Sociocultural foundations of health and physical education
  • EDF1172 Biophysical and behavioural foundations of health and physical education
  • EDF2171 Motor control and skill acquisition
  • EDF2172 Applied movement contexts in health and physical education 1
  • EDF2173 Perspectives on health
  • EDF3072 Leadership, policy and pedagogies in health and physical education
  • EDF3171 Applied movement contexts in health and physical education 2
  • EDF3172 Inclusion and diversity in movement contexts
  • EDF3173 Food, health and wellbeing
  • EDF4101 Research project in education
  • EDF4171 Advanced sport and exercise science

plus one of the following:

(a.) a six-unit discipline study chosen from the following areas:

(b.) a four-unit discipline study chosen from the following areas, plus two electives:

Outdoor education and environmental studies

Students complete:

Units
  • EDF1174 Foundations of outdoor education and environmental studies
  • EDF1175 Ways of knowing outdoor environments
  • EDF2174 Outdoor education, learners and contexts
  • EDF2175 Human interactions and relationships in outdoor education
  • EDF3174 Experiencing outdoor environments
  • EDF3175 Outdoor environments, education and sustainability
Fieldwork
  • EDF1103 Fieldwork experience in outdoor education and environmental studies 1A (0 points)
  • EDF1104 Fieldwork experience in outdoor education and environmental studies 1B (0 points)
  • EDF2103 Fieldwork experience in outdoor education and environmental studies 2 (0 points)
  • EDF3103 Fieldwork experience in outdoor education and environmental studies 3 (0 points)

Professional studies

Comprise professional experience and research units. Students engage in research, develop understanding of professional identity and leadership, and gain practical teaching experience by completing 80 days of professional experience in secondary schools. A further 20 days of fieldwork experience is required for students undertaking discipline studies in outdoor education and environmental studies.

Students complete:

  • EDF1055 Secondary professional experience 1A (0 points)
  • EDF1056 Secondary professional experience 1B (0 points)
  • EDF2055 Secondary professional experience 2A (0 points)
  • EDF2056 Secondary professional experience 2B (0 points)
  • EDF3055 Secondary professional experience 3A (0 points)
  • EDF3056 Secondary professional experience 3B (0 points)
  • EDF4006 Professional engagement and leadership
  • EDF4055 Secondary professional experience 4A (0 points)
  • EDF4056 Secondary professional experience 4B (0 points)
  • EDF4100 Researching teaching and learning

Refer to the course mapcourse map (http://monash.edu/education/current-students/courses/maps/2015/) for course progression advice.

Fieldwork

80 days of professional experienceprofessional experience (http://monash.edu/education/current-students/professional-experience/placements/) completed in secondary schools.

Professional recognition

This specialisation is accredited by professional bodies. Refer to Professional registration and accreditationProfessional registration and accreditation (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2014handbooks/undergrad/edu-04.html) for information.

Relevant courses

D3001 Bachelor of Education (Honours)