Extended Studies in PDHPE

Course code EDUC4203
Available in 2016
2016 Course Timetables


This course builds on the premise that beginning teachers need to be reflective practitioners and inquirers. Through engagement with the new national Health and Physical Education curriculum, this course builds on curriculum concepts, theories, issues and practices introduced in previous teaching and learning courses, to further develop student's theoretical and practical skills in program and assessment development in HPE. Furthermore, the course intends to provide students with the opportunities to understand group processes in curriculum development, and management skills in enacting such development. As a result of engagement in seminar style presentations and problem-based assessment tasks, students should develop contemporary understandings of curriculum and assessment issues in HPE, as well as be introduced to professional issues and organisations which are pertinent to their work as a beginning HPE teacher.



  • Semester 2 - 2016

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Work as both independent and collaborative, self-motivated problem solvers

2. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of a wide range of issues relevant to HPE in New South Wales and its delivery in school settings

3. Refine skills in evaluating and synthesizing information/knowledge from curriculum documents and other relevant literature in terms of quality programming, assessment and teaching practice

4. Clarify the value orientations that underpin teaching and learning in HPE during lower Secondary School, and be equipped with the knowledge and skills to defend those values and philosophies


Problem based learning (three contemporary problems);

Review of NSW Years 7-10 PDHPE Curriculum and the National HPE Curriculum;

Curriculum reform and innovation: managing the change process;

Contemporary systemic curriculum issues in NSW

Professional teaching standards: how to maintain and demonstrate high standards of professionalism;


This course is only available to students enrolled in B Teaching (Health and Phys Ed) (Honours) (12370).

Enrolment in this course is dependent on meeting the teacher education admission milestone of successful completion of - Three HSC band 5s (including one in English) or - 80 units of UoN courses or - BOSTES approved comparable pathways or - Commencement in the program pre 2016

Assessment Items

Case Study / Problem Based Learning: Case Scenario/PBL task

Presentation: Conference submission and presentation

Written Assignment: Individual Evaluation

Contact Hours



Face to Face On Campus 9 hour(s) per Term

Full day student conference

Integrated Learning Session

Online 9 hour(s) per Term

Compressed Delivery Online


Face to Face On Campus 9 hour(s) per Term

Compressed Delivery


Face to Face On Campus 6 hour(s) per Term

Compressed Delivery