Personal Development & HPE
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- 10 Jul 2023
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Upon completion of this subject, the student should be able to:
- Explain key health and well-being debates and sources from a critical perspective.
- Analyse and discuss through specific resources and teaching strategies contemporary aspects of health and well-being.
- Critically reflect on the assumptions that underpin personal and professional practice as they relate to health, safety and well-being.
- Analyse and evaluate current evidence-based sources to illustrate personal and social determinants of health and well-being.
- Refer to Mylo for study topics
You must either have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject, or currently be enrolled in the following subject(s) in a prior study period; or enrol in the following subject(s) to study prior to this subject:
Please note that your enrolment in this subject is conditional on successful completion of these prerequisite subject(s). If you study the prerequisite subject(s) in the study period immediately prior to studying this subject, your result for the prerequisite subject(s) will not be finalised prior to the close of enrolment. In this situation, should you not complete your prerequisite subject(s) successfully you should not continue with your enrolment in this subject. If you are currently enrolled in the prerequisite subject(s) and believe you may not complete these all successfully, it is your responsibility to reschedule your study of this subject to give you time to re-attempt the prerequisite subject(s)
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The subject aims to promote awareness of the importance of Health and Physical Education (HPE) in the curriculum from a generalist teachers perspective and provide confidence in teaching its concepts at a primary school level. It seeks to prepare primary school pre-service teachers to teach generalist level physical education and other physical activities to primary school children. It also aims to prepare primary school pre-service teachers to teach health education and health promotion to children, parents, staff and the wider school community whilst giving pre-service teachers knowledge of and develop their capacity to discuss and analyse contemporary aspects of health and wellbeing; as well an ability to work with others who may have health and well-being issues. Evidence based sources will be used to develop knowledge of the physical, social, emotional, spiritual and interpersonal dimensions will be applied to a range of topics covered in the health and physical education curriculum, for example: drugs, resilience, nutrition and safety issues. The interpersonal skills of communication and conflict resolution will also be developed. National, state and local perspectives relating to the focus, structure and content of HPE will also be critically examined.
Skills that are emphasised in this subject are those that have been identified by the Teachers Registration Board (TRB), the ACARA HPE curriculum, as well as national teaching bodies, as important by the time you graduate with your teaching degree. These include demonstrating aspects of professional knowledge, professional relationships and professional practice.
- Report (45%)
- Portfolio (50%)
- Discussion posts (online) (5%)
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