Subject details

  • Topics
    • Historical Perspectives in HPE Development
    • The Health and Physical Education (HPE) Curriculum
    • Health Promoting Schools
    • Health Education
    • Motor Development
    • Skill Acquisition and Classification in Physical Education
    • Fundamental Movement Skills
    • Physical Fitness
    • Game Sense and TGFU
    • Class Management and Safety in Physical Education
    • Teaching for Inclusivity in HPE
    • Assessment in HPE
  • Study resources
    • Instructional Methods
      • Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
      • Embedded Multimedia
      • Online Quizzes/Tests
      • Online assignment submission
      • Standard Media
      • Streaming Multimedia
      • Web links
    • Online Materials
      • Resources and Links
      • Online Assessment
      • Audio-Video streaming

At the completion of this subject students will be able to:

  1. apply knowledge of the physical and social developmental patterns of primary school children to create opportunities to promote personal health and physical activity
  2. demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the content, substance and structure of the Health and Physical Education Primary School curriculum
  3. demonstrate safe and effective strategies to teach the Health and Physical Education Primary School curriculum
  4. develop learning experiences and activities in Primary School Health and Physical Education that support all students’ well-being and safety within the school, school system, curriculum and legislative requirements.
  • Assignment 1 - eTest (15%)
  • Assignment 2 - Lesson Plans (40%)
  • Assignment 3 - Report (45%)

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a subject

Entry Requirements

You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:

Special requirements

No special requirements

This subject introduces students to the Health and Physical Education subject area as it applies to primary school education in the Australian context. The historical development of the subject both in Australia and abroad is explored. Students develop an appreciation for the factors, both political and societal, that dictate the relative importance of Health and Physical Education within the school curriculum. Health promotion is emphasised as a lifelong attribute best engendered in a holistic school, home and community approach. Physical Education topics include motor development, skill acquisition, movement skills, components of fitness, spatial awareness and games-based teaching models.

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