Specialist Studies in Senior PDHPE

Course code EDUC3203Units 10Level 3000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Education

This course allows students to research and consider the role and value of Personal Development, Health and Physical Education (PD/H/PE) in contemporary society and the broader curriculum. Students will explore the principles and practices of teaching and learning in post-compulsory PD/H/PE, experience planning and programming for Stage 6 PD/H/PE, Community and Family Studies (CAFS), Sport, Lifestyle and Recreation (SLR), PD/H/PE Life Skills as well as Crossroads courses. Students will also explore course assessment requirements of the Higher School Certificate for Stage 6 PD/H/PE; and information technologies and resources for teaching and assessing senior students.

Available in 2014

Callaghan CampusSemester 1
Previously offered in 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010
ObjectivesUpon completion of this course, students will be expected to:
1) demonstrate a strong and developing knowledge and understanding of the role of PD/H/PE in the post compulsory school curriculum (Year 11-12);
2) demonstrate an understanding of the rationale, content and policies related to Stage 6 PD/H/PE, CAFS, SLR and Life Skills syllabi as well as the Crossroads senior course;
3) demonstrate skills in, and show knowledge of, the nature, sources and application of information technology resources for the senior syllabi being studied in this course;
4) develop an understanding of the HSC requirements for Stage 6 syllabi studied in this course
5) develop increasing competence in the areas of assessment, reporting and evaluation procedures for Stage 6 learning;
6) demonstrate an understanding of teaching practices that fosters lifelong learning;
ContentThis course will cover the following content:
* Curriculum overview of Stage 6 senior school studies. Implementative considerations, planning and parameters for a school program
* Programming Stage 6 - 2 Unit PDHPE - Rationale, course methodology, key competencies and course structure.
* Stage 6 PDHPE - Scope and sequence design.
* Stage 6 Assessment standards, type of assessment and assessment design.
* Marking assessment tasks and development of criteria and marking guidelines for Stage 6 courses.
* Resources to support Stage 6
* Programming and assessment design for Stage 6 Community and Family Studies course.
* Programming and Assessment for Sport, Lifestyle and Recreation courses.
* Effective principles and practices of teaching and learning in senior school studies. Critical reflection of state, national and global senior studies and cultural perspectives of health and physical education
* Programming and implementation of the crossroads course.
* Programming and assessment of other Stage 6 HPE related courses including Life Skills requirements.
* Evaluation and revision of the course.
Replacing Course(s)EDUC4101
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeN/A
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsTutorial
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsProgramming and/or assessment design for a Stage 6 course. 50%
Examination: FormalFormal exam covering all areas of the course 50%
Contact HoursTutorial: 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
Bachelor of Education
Timetables2014 Course Timetables for EDUC3203