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EEH401 - Professional Issues in Health and Physical Education

Unit details

Year2018 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
EFTSL value:0.125
Cohort rule:

Must be enrolled in E377

Unit chair:

Natalie Lander

Campus contact:

Burwood (Melbourne): Natalie Lander

Waurn Ponds (Geelong): Leanne Coll


EEH201 and EPP203



Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

1 x 1.5 hour Class per week for 7 weeks, 1 x 1.5 hour Seminar for 7 weeks

Learning experiences are also via CloudDeakin


This unit focuses on investigating professional issues critical to students’ future health and physical educators. The theoretical component is driven by a problem-based at pedagogy. Students explore this pedagogy through the development of a response to a problem-based scenario typical in a health of physical education setting. 

As a capstone unit, students will engage in preparing themselves for future careers through revisiting and exploring issues such as responsible use of ICT; understanding the role of the Australian National Professional Standards for Graduate Teachers; access to and rationale for professional learning; ethical and social justice issues; policies and practices in schools; working in diverse religious, linguistic, cultural and socioeconomic contexts; and the role of the DET, community and parents in their work as teachers.

Students will also be required to consider their current skills and knowledge in mapping these to the Australian National Standards for Graduate Teachers and producing a Me in a Minute blog to represent their teaching selves.


A problem-based planning project that investigates a professional issue related to health and/or physical education, equivalent to 2500 words, 50%

Reflection on professional engagement via portfolio and video blog, equivalent to 2000 words, 50%

Unit Fee Information

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