Teaching Primary Health and Physical Education PG (11343.1)
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| Bruce, Canberra
|Faculty Of Education
|Academic Program Area - Education
|Post Graduate Level
| Band 1 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 1 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Whilst learning how to teach and assess Health, students will engage with different approaches to promoting health, wellbeing and health literacy in school communities. Through this lens, key topic areas such as relationships, safety, resilience, mental health, risk taking behaviours, sexual health and physical development will be covered. In learning how to teach and assess Physical Education, students will acquire, perform and evaluate movement skills across a range of activities. They will also learn how to incorporate concepts and strategies that involve fundamental movement skills, sports specific skills and Game Sense pedagogy. These underpin the development of primary school-aged children learning to value movement as a key idea within the AC: HPE.
Learning outcomesAfter successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Create effective learning programs that develop health literacy in key areas;
2. Incorporate models of health and wellbeing promotion in classroom teaching of health content and concepts;
3. Demonstrate knowledge of key health areas and teaching approaches;
4. Confidently teach fundamental movement skills and sports specific skills using pedagogical approaches aligned with the Australian Curriculum for Health and Physical Education;
5. Use safe practices and basic skills proficiency across a wide range of physical activities;
6. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the roles and responsibilities of teaching health and physical education in a school setting including legal and ethical responsibilities; and
7. Collaborate with peers and contribute to their own and others' professional learning needs.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload
1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
1. UC graduates are professional - take pride in their professional and personal integrity
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
2. UC graduates are global citizens - behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives
2. UC graduates are global citizens - communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings
2. UC graduates are global citizens - make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives
2. UC graduates are global citizens - think globally about issues in their profession
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - be self-aware
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development
Incompatible units9887 The Practice (PCK) of Teaching HPE
|Teaching start date
|29 July 2024
|Dr Margie Appel
To purchase the textbooks (hard copy or e-book) use this link https://theschoollocker.com.au/universities/university-of-canberra
The following book is the required reading text for this unit. (Also available in the UC library on short term loan and e-book)
McMaster, N. (2019): Teaching Health and Physical Education in Early Childhood and Primary Years of Schooling, Oxford University Press, South Melbourne.
Highly recommended texts
Pill, S. (2015). Play with purpose: For fundamental movement skills teaching. A teaching guide for early years and primary educators for physical education and daily PE. South Australia: Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation, SA Branch Inc.
Pill, S. (2016) Play with Purpose: Game Sense to Sport Literacy. South Australia: Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation.
Additional resources will be made available on the unit Canvas site.
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
All assessment items required to be submitted online must be submitted via the appropriate Canvas drop box. It is the student's responsibility to upload the correct and corresponding draft or assessment item to the right submission section. Assignments must be submitted in a format accessible to the assessor(s), as stated on the relevant canvas site. If the unit convener and/or tutor are unable to access a submission, a standard late penalty of 5% of the total marks possible for the task may be applied per day until the assignment is made accessible. Approval of extenuating circumstances will be dependent upon the production of supporting documentation and at the discretion of the unit convener.
Special assessment requirements
In addition to the participation requirements of the unit, due to the dual discipline components of this unit, it is a requirement that to pass the unit all assessment items are passed.
Students have a responsibility to uphold University standards on ethical scholarship. Good scholarship involves building on the work of others and use of others' work must be acknowledged with proper attribution made. Cheating, plagiarism, and falsification of data are dishonest practices that contravene academic values. Refer to the University's Student Charter for more information.
To enhance understanding of academic integrity, all students are expected to complete the Academic Integrity Module (AIM) at least once during their course of study. You can access this module within UCLearn (Canvas) through the 'Academic Integrity and Avoiding Plagiarism' link in the Study Help site.
Use of Text-Matching Software
The University of Canberra uses text-matching software to help students and staff reduce plagiarism and improve understanding of academic integrity. The software matches submitted text in student assignments against material from various sources: the internet, published books and journals, and previously submitted student texts.
Provision of valid documentation
Please note that the University takes student conduct very seriously. All documentation provided to University staff must be valid and the provision of fraudulent documentation carries with it potentially serious consequences, including suspension and/or exclusion from the University. Note that all allegations of student misconduct will be referred to the Associate Dean for Education (ADE) as a prescribed authority for investigation.
Workshops: 30 hours
Weekly preparation for classes: 60 hours
Assessment preparation and private study: 60 hours hours
Attendance at all scheduled sessions in this unit is compulsory and absences could result in a fail.
Successful engagement with all learning activities in this accredited Initial Teacher Education course is necessary to demonstrate that you have met the Graduate career stage of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (AITSL, 2011).
It is recognised that sometimes absence is unavoidable. All absences need to be supported by appropriate documentation (e.g. medical certificate) and catch up work will be arranged.
Activity in the face-to-face classes is required in order to demonstrate the achievement of learning outcomes 4 and 5. Refer to assessment 2 and 3 on the Canvas site for further details.
Required IT skills
UC entry level skills
Work placement, internships or practicums
Learning in this unit will be integrally linked to experiences in professional contexts.
Provision of information to the group
Notifications through the Canvas Announcements Forum or the Canvas Discussion Forums are deemed to be made to the whole class. It is the responsibility of the student to ensure that they check for announcements on the Unit's Canvas website (forum messages are also emailed to student email addresses only). Students should ensure they check their student email regularly. The Canvas discussion forums will be checked by staff regularly.
Use of student email account
The University Email policy states that "students wishing to contact the University via email regarding administrative or academic matters need to send the email from the University account for identity verification purposes". Therefore all unit enquiries should be emailed using a student university email account. Students should contact email@example.com if they have any issues accessing their university email account.
Research Led Education: This unit involves research-led education and/or work-integrated learning. There are active researchers delivering this unit who are able to engage students in deep and active learning and transmit to students their passion for the research they are carrying out.