ECP713 - Primary Health and Physical Education Pedagogies


2024 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Online
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule:

Students commencing from 2021 must be enrolled in course E762



Corequisite: Nil
Incompatible with: ECP712
Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150-hours over the trimester undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

This will include educator guided online learning activities within the unit site.

Scheduled learning activities - campus This includes engagement with materials, responses to tasks, independent online study and 1 x 2-hour practical and 1 x 2-hour scheduled face-to-face seminar per non-placement teaching week (approx. 6-9 weeks).
Scheduled learning activities - online

This includes engagement with materials, responses to tasks, regular forum posting and responding to others, scheduled synchronous online discussions and independent study during non-placement teaching weeks. 1 x 2-hour online practical and 1 x 2-hour scheduled online seminar per non-placement teaching week (approx. 6-9 weeks).

It is highly recommended that you attend scheduled synchronous discussions in the unit site throughout the trimester.

In-person attendance requirements

Students who are completing professional experience (placements) are not required to attend lectures or scheduled synchronous sessions during the placement.


This unit explores the theories and related issues in the promotion of health, movement and physical education in the primary education context.

The unit will provide an overview of theories of physical and motor development in early and middle childhood pertinent to sound health and physical education pedagogical practice.

The unit is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills to critically examine research, theory, practice and curriculum and apply these to health and physical education programs that enhance the health, wellbeing and physical activity outcomes of children in the primary school years.

Students will be able to build competence and confidence to effectively teach primary health and physical education and evaluate health education and movement approaches relevant to the primary years.

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