Specialist Studies in Junior PDHPE

Course code EDUC1203Units 10Level 1000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Education

This course explores the principles and practices of teaching and learning in Personal Development, Health and Physical Education (PDHPE) in secondary schools focusing on the Year 7 to 10 syllabi. Students will experience programming, assessment, evaluation and reporting for Stage 4 and 5 PDHPE and Physical Activity and Sports Studies (PASS) elective courses. Students will explore legal and ethical conduct of teaching and learning and also explore ways of differentiating curriculum to meet the diverse needs of learners in the secondary school setting.

Available in 2014

Callaghan CampusSemester 2
Previously offered in 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010
ObjectivesUpon completion of this course students will be expected to:
1) demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the Stage 4 and 5 PDHPE and PASS syllabi;
2) demonstrate knowledge, understanding and skills in planning, programming, assessment, evaluation and reporting strategies in Stage 4 and 5 PDHPE and PASS studies;
3) demonstrate knowledge and understanding of PDHPE pedagogies that cater for the diverse needs of learners in a secondary school setting;
4) understand the legal and ethical ramifications of the PDHPE teaching profession.
Content1. Introduction to programming for 7-10 PDHPE and PASS Syllabus
2. Scope and sequence development for 7-10 PDHPE
3. PASS course development
4. Unit planning for PDHPE and PASS
5. Assessment development for PDHPE and PASS courses
6. Evaluation processes for ongoing improvement in teaching and learning
7. Effective principles and practices for quality teaching in PDHPE and PASS
8. Diversity, social, cultural and special needs considerations in the secondary school setting.
9. Legal and ethical responsibilities in PDHPE secondary teaching
10. Cultural and population considerations in teaching PD/H/PE and PASS
Replacing Course(s)EDUC2025 and EDUC3051
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeN/A
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsEmail Discussion Group
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsAssessment Item 2
In gorups students will design a scope and sequence and one unit of work using the PD/H/PE 7-10 syllabus.
Essays / Written AssignmentsAssessment Item 3
Working in small groups student build on Assessment Item 2 to design a Stage 4 and 5 assessment scheme and assessment task
Essays / Written AssignmentsAssessment Item 1
Essay reflecting on the place and value of Sport Education in schools.
Contact HoursLecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Tutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 12 weeks
Compulsory Components
Requisite by EnrolmentThis course is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary) Bachelor of Health and Physical Education.
Timetables2014 Course Timetables for EDUC1203