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 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 1
Previously offered in 2014
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;
ContentCurriculum overview of Stage 6 senior school studies.
Programming for Stage 6 - 2 Unit PDHPE.
Stage 6 assessment requirements.
Programming and assessment design for Stage 6 Community and Family Studies course.
Programming and Assessment for Sport, Lifestyle and Recreation courses.
Programming and implementation of the Crossroads/PDHPE 25 hour compulsory senior course.
Programming and assessment of other Stage 6 HPE related courses including Life Skills/Special Education requirements.
Effective principles and practices of teaching and learning for senior school studies.
Critical reflection of state, national and global senior studies.
Replacing Course(s)EDUC4101
TransitionN/A
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
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for EDUC3203