This topic addresses the preparation for teaching Health and Physical Education in primary school 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: