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The Practice (PCK) of Teaching HPE (9887.2)

Level: Level 3 - Undergraduate Advanced Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 1, 4
Faculty: Faculty of Education
Discipline: Academic Program Area - Education


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This unit prepares pre-service teachers to take positive action to protect, enhance and advocate for their own and others health, well-being, safety and physical activity participation across the lifespan. To do this they will develop basic health knowledge and teaching strategies for use in the primary school setting. They will also acquire, perform and evaluate movement skills, concepts and strategies through a fundamental movement skills and game sense approach to teaching physical education. Students will come to understand how personal, social, cultural and environmental factors influence pedagogy and practice within the context of the HPE curriculum.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

1. Demonstrate their confidence and fundamental motor skill acquisition through skills based activities, rhythmic and expressive movement and games;

2. Identify the skill components of each FMS, including aspects that need improving and why, as well as strategies to help improve the skill performances;

3. Demonstrate a knowledge of the roles and responsibilities teaching HPE in a school setting including their legal and ethical responsibilities;

4. Demonstrate their confidence in teaching health, personal development and physical education to early childhood and primary school age children;

5. Demonstrate an understanding of the role of health and physical education in helping children appreciate and commit to a healthy lifestyle; and

6. Understand the socio-cultural influences on physical activity and the social view of health needs of young people.

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Contact Hours

3 hours per week.


Students in the Bachelor of Primary Education (Graduate Entry) must have passed 24 credit points.

All other students must have passed 36 credit points.



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