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EDF5484 - Physical education A

6 points, SCA Band 0, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate, Postgraduate Faculty of Education

Leader: Dr T Brown


Gippsland First semester (Open Learning) 2007 (Open Learning)
Gippsland First semester 2007 (Day)
Gippsland First semester 2007 (Off-campus)


This unit prepares students to become physical education teachers in secondary schools. Students will be expected to develop an individual philosophy of physical education that reflects their beliefs and values about the subject. The unit will focus on curriculum content and contemporary issues of physical education, as well as knowledge of effective teaching and learning practices. Students will also be encouraged to challenge, reflect and discuss issues on the meanings of physical education in educational, sporting and community settings. Through fieldwork practice, students will be encouraged to apply what has been learnt in class to a school setting.


Upon successful completion of this unit students should be able to: explain the historical and philosophical foundations of physical education; justify the purposes and rationale for teaching physical education in the curriculum; develop a comprehensive unit of work; outline the theoretical basis for curriculum development in physical education; explain contemporary learning theories and apply them to the physical education setting; discuss and describe in detail different physical education pedagogies, including sport education (SEPEP), teaching games for understanding (TGfU) and Mosston's teaching styles; critically reflect on their practices as a physical education teacher; explain and incorporate strategies to improve teaching; discuss relevant contemporary issues facing physical education; and outline the various research methodologies employed in physical education research settings.


Assignment 1 (1600 words each): 40%; Assignment 2 (2400 words): 60%; plus 80% attendance at on-campus workshops (day students only) and satisfactory completion of practicum.

Off Campus Attendance Requirements

Note: Clayton students undertake unit by off-campus mode only (Gippsland)


The equivalent of one year full-time (48 points) at tertiary level in approved outdoor recreation/educaton studies