EEH401 - Professional Issues in Health and Physical Education


2023 unit information

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

Students must be enrolled in course E377


EPP203 and EPP303 OR EEH201



Incompatible with:


Study commitment

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

Scheduled learning activities - campus

1 x 1-hour class per week for 7-weeks, 1 x 2-hour seminar for 7-weeks

Learning experiences are also via CloudDeakin


This unit focuses on professional issues critical to students’ future as health and physical educators. In this unit, students will identify evidence-seeking questions related to the field of HPE and consider how these have influenced, or are likely to influence, pedagogical approaches to HPE in schools. Opportunities will then be provided for students to explore the important role that theory and evidence-based practice plays in reflecting on, debating and responding to their selected professional issue. Students will also engage in learning experiences and assignment tasks aimed towards preparation for future careers through understanding the role of the Australian Professional Teacher Standards; responsible engagement with technology; access to and ethical and social justice issues; policies and practices in schools; working in diverse religious, linguistic, cultural and socioeconomic contexts; and the role of the DET, community and parents in their work as teachers.

Unit Fee Information

Click on the fee link below which describes you: