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Student must be enrolled in course E377. Students from other courses may take the unit with permission of the course director.
|Unit chair:||L Shuck|
L Shuck (B), L Mathews (G)
Two hours of practical, two hours of workshop, one hour of tutorial and one hour of lecture per week (or equivalent)
Students must set aside 4 hours of study per week
This unit begins by investigating the history of physical education, sport, and health within an education context. A focus on physical activity and the relationship to children’s health status and present day health and physical education programs are examined. Emphasis is on exploring growth and development of children and the implications for healthy nutrition practices and the affect these practices have on lifelong physical activity. Planning for a safe environment and understanding skill development, basic planning and delivery of a lesson are incorporated into the practical activity. This is achieved through teacher modelling, student observation and teaching physical education lessons in a school setting. Students will also analyse the benefits and role of health in education and explore the risks to students and identity within a health context, school and broader community. Students participate in practical classes to enhance their knowledge and skills in traditional and student-centered approaches to learning through a variety of sports and reflect on the shift from participant to teacher.
Task 1: 35% 1500 words An issue paper exploring the changing role of the health and physical education teacher. Research and reflect on the changing role of health and physical education in the development of health and physical educators in past and current society.
Task 2: 20% 1000 words Problem solving task examining risk in relation to teaching health and physical education. Students will choose a physical education and health risk and analyse and describe, (through problem solving) appropriate steps to address the issue(s).
Task 3: 10% 500 words Development of a Health and Physical Education Teaching Resource Students compile a description of practical activities (rules, equipment, how to play and possible modification(s) engaged with during the unit.
Task 4: 35% 1000 words School based reflection Students will research, analyse and reflect on their physical education lesson taught in schools.
O’Dea, J. (2007) Everybody’s Different. Camberwell, ACER Press.
Tinning, R., MacDonald, D., Wright, J. & Hickey, C. (2001) Becoming a Physical Education Teacher: Contemporary and Enduring Issues, Prentice Hall, French’s Forest, NSW.
(Currently this is the only text that explores Health and Physical Education in contemporary Australian society and it will be updated when a new Australian contemporary book is written for health and physical education).
Unit Fee Information
|Student Contribution Rate*||Student Contribution Rate**||Fee rate - Domestic Students||Fee rate - International students|
* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.