6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL
Undergraduate - Unit
Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.
- First semester 2017 (Day)
This unit develops students' understanding of how community partnerships can assist teachers to examine a range of health information, products, services and policies, and evaluate their impact on individual and community health, wellbeing, safety and physical activity within their local and wider communities. In this context, developing understandings of how curriculum can be collaborative between school and those with a stake in the provision of health, sporting and movement outcomes, will support learners and educators to locate and navigate local, regional and global resources to enhance physical activity and health management. The unit draws upon theoretical understandings of the terms community and partnerships to prepare educators as knowledge brokers, capable of negotiating community resources and learning collaborations, including for example with local government, sporting organisations and digital communities of practice. In addition, the unit introduces innovative teaching and learning approaches that adopt partnership models within health and physical education. Planning for quality community partnerships enables students to continue to develop their professional practice and identity as teachers, and make connections between curriculum, teaching, learning and communities.
Upon successful completion of this unit students should be able to:
- analyse key policies and documents relating to partnerships including those associated with the Australian Curriculum, and show how they promote or constrain community-based collaborations that accommodate the diverse needs of learners
- describe, evaluate and compare different theoretical underpinnings and practical approaches to facilitating community development and partnerships
- evaluate contemporary curriculum approaches that adopt community partnerships to ensure educative value and compliance with a range of regulatory frameworks
- examine a range of health information, products, services and policies, and evaluate their impact on individual and community health, wellbeing, safety and physical activity within their local and wider communities
- critically articulate how schools can promote community-based learning through educative experiences with multiple learning partners, including parents/carers, and community professionals, through face-to-face interactions and the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) such as social media.
Case study (1600 words equivalent, 40%)
Presentation (2400 words equivalent, 60%)
Minimum total expected workload equals 144 hours per semester comprising:
- Contact hours for on-campus students:
- workshops: 24 hours per semester
- Additional requirements:
- independent student work engaging with online material, readings, revision, assignment work and other study
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