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Health and Physical Education (EDUC90378)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 6.25On Campus (Parkville)

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Overview

Year of offer2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeEDUC90378
Campus
Parkville
Availability
February
February
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This subject readies the generalist classroom teacher for the teaching of Health and Physical Education. It does so by drawing on the skills of high quality classroom teaching and applying these in the conduct of Health and Physical Education, both inside and outside the classroom. While Health and Physical Education is an integrated Learning Area within the Victorian Curriculum, the subject is structured via two parallel paths, taken by all Teacher Candidates, one of which emphasizes teaching of the Personal, Social and Community Health strand, the other the Movement and Physical Activity strand. Both of these paths focus on unit development in order to situate the curriculum content in activities that are meaningful to the children involved. A proportion of classes are conducted in primary schools local to the University in order to provide a concrete context within which the teaching of Health and Physical Education may be experienced.

Intended learning outcomes

On completion of this subject, Teacher Candidates should be able to:

  • Explain the relevance of Health and Physical Education knowledge in the Victorian Curriculum (Graduate Standard 2.1)
  • Demonstrate familiarity with debates concerning physical activity, sport and Health and Physical Education (Graduate Standards 2.1, 2.2)
  • Demonstrate familiarity with the contribution of the Health Promoting Schools framework to development of units of work in Health and Physical Education (Graduate Standards 2.1, 2.2, 3.2)
  • Design high quality units of work in Health and Physical Education (Graduate Standards 1.1, 1.2, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.6)
  • Evaluate units of work in Health and Physical Education (Graduate Standards 1.1, 1.2, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.6)
  • Teach component parts of a pre-planned unit in Health and Physical Education (Graduate Standards 3.5, 3.6, 4.1, 4.2, 4.4, 5.1, 5.2, 5.4)
  • Identify policies relevant to teaching Health and Physical Education in Victorian schools (Graduate Standard 7.2)

Graduate Standards refers to the Graduate-level Australian Professional Standards for Teachers

Generic skills

This subject will develop the following set of key transferable skills:

  • Clinical reasoning and thinking
  • Problem solving
  • Evidence based decision making
  • Creativity and innovation
  • Teamwork and professional collaboration
  • Learning to learn and metacognition
  • Responsiveness to a changing knowledge base
  • Reflection for continuous improvement
  • Linking theory and practice
  • Inquiry and research
  • Active and participatory citizenship.

Last updated: 15 August 2019