EDF4803 - Senior secondary physical education - 2018

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.



Chief examiner(s)

Trent Brown


Trent Brown

Unit guides



  • First semester 2018 (On-campus)


This unit introduces students to senior secondary curriculum in physical education. The unit builds on method knowledge embedded within previous units in the course. It provides students with essential skills, knowledge and understanding to critically engage and extend political, academic and professional debates related to worthwhile and essential knowledge within senior secondary physical education and how this knowledge is translated into pedagogical practice in the classroom. National and international senior secondary curriculum documents provide students with a focus for learning including the opportunity to develop, implement and enact units of work that are conceptually coherent with regard to curriculum pedagogy and assessment. Students develop understanding of assessment, its moderation and interpretation, and how to use various assessment strategies in the classroom.


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

  1. consolidate their content knowledge, develop subject matter and pedagogical content knowledge and skills relevant to teaching senior secondary physical education
  2. develop, design, plan and research lessons, units of work and curriculum appropriate for senior secondary physical education
  3. understand a range of assessment strategies, how assessment is moderated and how it can be used to modify teaching practice or for reporting
  4. plan for and undertake educational projects or research relevant to their work as professional teachers
  5. understand the importance of professional learning and engagement in a changing society
  6. critically reflect on and evaluate their teaching experiences in physical education, with a focus on senior secondary physical education.


VCE Physical Education case study (1600 words equivalent, 40%)

VCE Physical Education teaching and learning resource (2400 words equivalent, 60%)

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload equals 144 hours per semester comprising:

  1. Contact hours for on-campus students:
    • 3-hour workshop per week for 8 weeks
  2. Additional requirements:
    • independent study to make up the minimum required hours per semester

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