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EEH416 - Primary Physical Education

Offering information:

Pipelining from 2014 - for continuing students only.

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1 2014 Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Warrnambool

Trimester 3 2014 Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong)

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Cohort rule:

(For students commencing from 2007)

Unit chair:J Peters




Incompatible with: ESH416
Contact hours:

Trimester 1: 1 hour class and 2 hour practical session per week.

Trimester 3: Intensive mode of offer.  (Enrolment quotas apply)

Classes at Burwood (Melbourne) will run for a week in January 2015. (10am -3pm). Dates TBA.

Classes at Waurn Ponds (Geelong) will run for a week in January 2015. (10am -3pm). Dates TBA.


This unit is designed to familiarise students with contemporary curriculum and pedagogy in the area of Physical Education as taught in the primary school.  It focuses particularly on the dimension of Movement and Physical Activity which is part of the strand Physical, Personal and Social Learning in the new learning standards (VELS).


Assessment 1: Four individual online quizzes (40%)


Assignment 2: During their teaching round students will be asked to plan, teach and reflect on two physical education lessons. They will be expected to engage with the contemporary research when reflecting on the lessons they taught and will be required to reflect on such things as the suitability of a range of activities for primary school children, the key points to keep in mind when choosing teams, the safety issues which arise in each PE lesson, how activities can and should be modified to suit age and skill, etc. This task will be worth 60% of their grade and be the equivalent of 2500-3000 words.

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.

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