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EEH426 - Physical Education and the Curriculum

Unit details

Year2018 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Warrnambool, Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Shannon Cunningham

Campus contact:

Jo Golds (Burwood (Melbourne))

To be advised (Waurn Ponds (Geelong),

Jason Kermeen (Warrnambool)





Incompatible with: ESH426
Contact hours:

Burwood and Warrnambool: 1 x 3 hour Practical per week

Waurn Ponds: 1 x 1 hour Class and 1 x 2 hour Practical per week


This is an elective in Health and Physical Education that sets out to help students critically examine the historical and contemporary factors that have influenced the development of the Primary School physical education curriculum. Through both classes and practicals, students will explore the origins of the physical education curriculum and examine the relationship between fitness, health, sport and physical education as it has variously been represented in the curriculum. Students will be involved in practical sessions where they engage in and analyse curriculum content and examine teaching strategies commonly employed by specialist and non-specialist teachers. A key criteria for good teaching is the ability to create and maintain a safe and supportive learning environment which can present some challenges to the teachers, particularly when working outdoors. This unit will provide students with ways of thinking about safety so that they can plan and assess for effective learning.


Report: Write a report that argues for the value of Health and Physical Education in the curriculum. Consider a strengths based approach when writing your report, 1600 words, 40%


Games and Activities Resource: Considering a developmental Physical Education curriculum create a resource of games and activities for different age groups, including a variety of games and activities that also include modifications for students with a disability, 2400 words, 60%

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