EEH455 - Approaches to Teaching Health and Physical Education


2020 unit information

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

Must be enrolled in E377


EEH201 and EPP203 for students who commenced E377 course from 2011



Incompatible with:

ESH355, ESH455

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, 1 x 2-hour seminar per week

Students are required to participate as a mentor which requires a two-hour mentoring/professional development session as required during five weeks of trimester


This unit will address topics including:

  • learner attitudes, needs and motivations for engaging in school based health and physical education (HPE).
  • Further examination of the three learning domains as they apply to HPE
  • components of effective teaching of HPE from Years 5-12 including planning and assessment
  • critical reflection upon past and present notions of effective teaching and the comparison of these to a models based approach
  • the thorough investigation of several approaches to teaching HPE through participation in practical seminars and engaging with new HPE content
  • an examination of the role of reflective practice and personal evaluation to their own teaching and recognition of their own development through the mentoring of junior colleagues
  • the opportunity to experience designing and implementing a unit of work based upon a selected pedagogical approach to teaching.

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