Faculty of Education

Monash University

Postgraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2015 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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FacultyFaculty of Education
OfferedBerwick Second semester 2015 (Day)
Peninsula Second semester 2015 (Day)
Peninsula Second semester 2015 (Online)
Coordinator(s)Dr Timothy Lynch (Berwick); Dr Karen Lambert (Peninsula)


This unit addresses physical education, health and wellbeing environments. It examines the health, wellbeing and sustainability of people, places and communities locally and globally. Students engage with a range of theoretical perspectives related to health and wellbeing. They explore pedagogical and theoretical approaches to teaching and learning in health, physical and environmental education. Drawing on cross-disciplinary approaches, students develop competency and confidence in providing developmentally appropriate and fundamental movement activities leading to physical education and health promotion in outdoor and indoor learning environments. The wellbeing of both teachers and learners in a variety of educational and community settings is examined.


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

  1. demonstrate critical understanding of recent trends and curriculum in physical education, health and wellbeing across educational environments both within Australia and internationally
  2. plan and implement learning experiences that focus on movement, environment and community in outdoor and indoor settings, and which cater for children of diverse backgrounds and abilities and draw on a range of effective and inclusive teaching strategies
  3. explore and develop strategies for health and wellbeing for their future within the teaching profession
  4. identify, evaluate and interpret a range of relevant curriculum documents and resources for teaching health and wellbeing
  5. apply a variety of assessment approaches in health and physical education
  6. identify and work with the concept of community and community-based resources for the development of educational sustainability.


Health and physical education inquiry project (2000 words, 50%)
Planning resource (2000 words, 50%)

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload equals 144 hours per semester comprising:

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

  • equivalent to 24 hours engagement in online, face-to-face or blended platforms

(b.) Contact hours for off-campus students:

  • equivalent to 24 hours engagement in online or blended platforms

(c.) Additional requirements (all students)

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

See also Unit timetable information

Chief examiner(s)

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