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.
Dr Rosie Welch (Berwick, Clayton)
Mr Jaime Araya (Peninsula)
This unit develops and advances students' understandings of health and wellbeing and physical education and the application of the Victorian Curriculum F-10 and the Australian Curriculum. It provides opportunities for students to critically analyse and engage with health and physical education (HPE) curriculum and pedagogy in the primary years so they can apply this knowledge to their practice. The unit increases students' knowledge, skills and understanding of teaching and learning strategies that ensure student health, wellbeing and physical education. Students use initiative and judgement in demonstrating their professional practice in ways that are developmentally appropriate for the primary years.
Upon successful completion of this unit students should be able to:
- critically analyse health and wellbeing and physical education curriculum and practice
- demonstrate their capacity to develop, design and plan lessons, units and approaches that are developmentally appropriate for the primary years
- understand, utilise and experience a variety of physical education specific pedagogies, e.g. fundamental motor skills, sport education, thematics, game-centred approaches, that promote physically educative experiences
- understand and apply concepts and information about health and wellbeing and education, e.g. emotional and social health and learning, drug education, sexuality education
- successfully apply strategies for health and wellbeing and physical education appropriate for diverse learners in schools.
Essay: critical analysis of curriculum and policy in the fields of health and wellbeing and physical education (can include individual and/or group work) (2000 words or equivalent per student, 50%)
Portfolio of exemplars of pedagogy and practice for health and wellbeing and physical education (can include individual and/or group work) (2000 words or equivalent per student, 50%)
Minimum total expected workload equals 144 hours per semester comprising:
- Contact hours for on-campus students:
- 24 hours per semester
- Additional requirements:
- independent study to make up the minimum required hours per semester
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