Personal Development & Health Issues in the Primary School

Description

This course aims to extend students' knowledge and skills in selected areas of the K-6 Personal Development and Health syllabus and New Australian Curriculum HPE. In particular this course will explore personal development and health concepts that are contained in the PDHPE syllabus strands of Interpersonal Relationships, Growth and Development, Personal Health Choices and Safe Living (Mental Health and Well-being, Relationships and Sexuality, and Safety contexts for health in the New Australian Curriculum HPE). There will be an emphasis on teaching sensitive issues such as sexuality, emotional and mental health, child protection, and grief and loss.

Availability

Port Macquarie Nth Coast Inst

  • Semester 1 - 2015

Callaghan Campus

  • Semester 2 - 2015

Learning Outcomes

1. Describe and apply principles of, and strategies for teaching Personal Development and dealing with sensitive issues in relation to sexuality and social, emotional, and mental health;

2. Demonstrate teaching skills and effectively use relevant teaching resources for teaching about personal development topics

3. Analyse their own experiences, attitudes and values which may affect their teaching of key strands of the syllabus

4. Demonstrate knowledge of the concepts and processes involved with sexuality, mental health issues for children, child protection, and grief and loss (personal development topics in the NSW K-6 Personal Development, Health and Physical Education syllabus and New Australian Curriculum HPE)

5. Describe a range of teaching, whole school and wider community strategies that will enhance the health and wellbeing of children.

Content

Principles for teaching sensitive issues in primary schools

  • Module 1: Sexuality in Perspective
  • Module 2: Emotional, Social and Mental Health

Assumed Knowledge

Foundation Studies in K-6 PDHPE - PUBH2030

Assessment Items

Written Assignment: Minor Assessment - 'Sexuality Question Box' Presentation & Written Report

Formal Examination: Examination: Formal

Presentation: Presentations - Major Assessment - Mental Health Promotion School Program

Presentation: Presentations - Classroom Game

Contact Hours

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks

Tutorial

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 13 Weeks