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This topic addresses the preparation for teaching Health and Physical Education in primary school (R-7) settings. It encompasses the nature, rationale, aims, content, teaching methodology and assessment methods appropriate for this learning area. Health and Physical Education is unique in that it is the only learning area emphasising explicitly the dimensions of Learner Wellbeing and Personal and Social Development as strands of learning. Current philosophies of Health Education and Physical Education such as Health Literacy, Physical Literacy and Sport Literacy are also introduced and explored.
To give students the opportunity to:
explore the Health Promoting and Active Schools concepts
develop a working familiarisation with relevant curriculum frameworks and curriculum development processes for Health and Physical Education
discuss and practise relevant teaching approaches
explore legal, gender and equity issues and their impact upon curriculum and pedagogy
practise class management in 'laboratory' physical education activity settings
critically analyse assessment and reporting in health and physical education
consider choices of teaching resources
develop unit and lesson planning skills
Expected learning outcomes
That students can:
explain the value and place of Health and Physical Education in the primary years (R-7) curriculum
demonstrate an understanding of how to use current Health and Physical Education curriculum documentation
demonstrate knowledge of the Health Promoting and Active Schools concepts
demonstrate knowledge of fundamental movement skill learning and assessment principles and the principles involved in skill learning and performance
plan, prepare, conduct and evaluate effective physical education and health units of work and lessons appropriate to R-7 school children
identify, appraise and use appropriate health and physical education teaching resources
explain and demonstrate how to modify learning activities to meet the needs of learners
select and implement a range of appropriate curriculum models and instructional/pedagogical approaches
Key dates and timetable
Timetable details for 2020 are no longer published.
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