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EEH416 - Primary Physical Education

Unit details

Year2015 unit information
Offering information:

Pipelining from 2014 - for continuing students only.

Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Warrnambool, Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Trimester 3: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Cohort rule:

(For students commencing from 2007)

Unit chair:K Moncrieff




Incompatible with: ESH416
Contact hours:

Trimester 1: 1 x 1 hour Class and 1 x 2 hour practical session per week for 8 weeks.

Trimester 3:Intensive Classes at Burwood (Melbourne) - Students are required to attend 5 days in January 2016. (6 hours each day). Dates TBA (Enrolment quotas apply)

Trimester 3:Intensive Classes at Waurn Ponds (Geelong)- Students are required to attend 5 days in January 2016. (6 hours each day). Dates TBA.(Enrolment quotas apply)


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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