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ESH404 - Middle School Health and Physical Education: Curriculum Study

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Cohort rule:(For students enrolled in courses D342, E377, E365 and E455 only)
Unit chair:

Jacqui Peters

Campus contact:

Jacqui Peters (Burwood (Melbourne))

Chris Hickey (Waurn Ponds (Geelong))

Prerequisite:A major in physical education studies or equivalent


Incompatible with:

EAE204, EAE424, ESH402


This unit focuses on the place of health and physical education in upper primary and secondary curricula. Approaches to learning and teaching physical education are explored with particular emphasis on achieving safety, equity, supportive environments and inclusiveness. Current evaluation and assessment practices are reviewed and approaches to reporting on student achievement are developed. The practical application of ICT is explored in the physical education domain. Students consider the role of theory in physical education and ways that theory can be approached. Current data, texts and resources are examined in both the health and physical education domains. 


Assessment Literature Review 25% - Exploration and review of contemporary literature focusing on current health or physical education research relevant to middle school education.

Lesson Planning and experiential learning 25% - Students are required to effectively plan a lesson, be involving in the delivery of that lesson and reflect on the experience of teaching middle school physical education.

Unit planning 50% - Students are required to develop an inclusive and engaging unit of work suitable for teaching in a middle school environment.

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