Faculty of Education

Monash University

Undergraduate, Postgraduate - 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, Postgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Education
OfferedClayton Second semester 2014 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2014 (Off-campus)


This unit is part B of a two-part unit and must be taken in conjunction with part A (EDF4887).


This unit builds on physical education concepts and knowledge from the previous semester. It provides students with a continuing intellectual, theoretical and practical framing of secondary physical education, enabling students to become critically reflective and informed professionals. The focus for this unit will be on students consolidating their physical education specific professional knowledge and professional practice, while identifying and engaging in professional learning for improved practice and student learning. Students will be provided with opportunities, in class and/or via related professional experience (teaching practicums) to consolidate their content knowledge, develop subject matter and pedagogical content knowledge and skills relevant to teaching in secondary schools.


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

  1. develop, design and plan lessons, units of work and curriculum appropriate for senior physical education
  2. consolidate their understanding of professional knowledge and professional practice in physical education
  3. examine the impact of contemporary issues on policy, curriculum and pedagogy facing physical education and teachers of physical education
  4. develop an insight into the importance of professional learning and engagement in a changing society
  5. critically reflect and evaluate their teaching experiences in physical education in a school environment.


This unit is graded pass grade only (PGO)

Assessment 1 (2000 words, 50%)
Assessment 2 (2000 words, 50%)

Chief examiner(s)

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload equals 144 hours per semester comprising:

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

  • 24 contact hours per semester

(b.) Additional requirements:

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


EDF4887 or EDF4114