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 all other PDHPE related.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.
Availability2021 Course Timetables
- Semester 2 - 2021
On successful completion of the course students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the Stage 4 and 5 PDHPE and elective courses syllabi;
2. Demonstrate knowledge, understanding and skills in planning, programming, assessment, evaluation and reporting strategies in Stage 4 and 5 PDHPE and elective studies courses;
3. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of PDHPE pedagogies that cater for the diverse needs of learners and increase cultural understanding in a secondary school setting;
4. Understand the legal and ethical ramifications of the PDHPE teaching profession.
Effective principles and practices for quality teaching in Stage 4 and 5 courses for PDHPE and other elective courses
Programming for 7-10 PDHPE and other elective courses
Scope and sequence development
Evaluation processes for ongoing improvement in teaching and learning
Diversity, social, cultural and special needs considerations in the secondary school setting
Legal and ethical responsibilities in PDHPE secondary teaching
Students must be active in one of the programs:
Bachelor of Teaching (Health and Physical Education)(Honours) ;
Bachelor of Education (Secondary)  or
Bachelor of Education (Secondary)(Honours) .
Enrolment in this course is also 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
- Regulatory authority approved comparable pathways or
- Commencement in the program pre 2016
Written Assignment: Written Task Essay
Proposal / Plan: Program Planning
Presentation: Teaching Plan and Implementation Task
Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks
Lectures will be delivered either face to face or online
Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks
Tutorials will be delivered either face to face or online
The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.