1 x 3-hour workshop weekly
9 units of Level 2 EDUC topics
Enrolment not permitted
EDUC3607 has been successfully completed
Topic description

Through the study of health and physical education, students develop an understanding of the interrelationship between social environment and health outcomes. The Health Promoting Schools model is analysed and developed in order to enhance health outcomes for young children and their families. The topic examines how physical education develops movement skills through active involvement in directed play and skill learning in a variety of contexts. The early years are a time of rapid physical, social, emotional and cognitive development and regular involvement in physical activity assists and facilitates this growth and development.

Educational aims

This topic aims to:

  • Analyse literature and curriculum frameworks (including Health Promoting and Active Schools) that inform the resourcing and practices of Health and Physical Education in Early Childhood Settings
  • Develop an appreciation of the importance of fundamental movement skills as the basis of all other physical activities/sports
  • Examine the relationship between play and physical, social and emotional health and wellbeing
Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic you will be expected to be able to:

  1. Develop a health and physical education curriculum for an Early Childhood setting using a repertoire of teaching strategies
  2. Assess children's fundamental movement (motor) skill development using established criteria and testing protocols
  3. Analyse relevant issues concerning the implementation of Health and Physical learning programs in Early Childhood settings
  4. Identify and use teaching strategies which engage young children with the possibilities of taking social action

Key dates and timetable

(1), (2)

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Classes are held weekly unless otherwise indicated.


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