Learning Area:Health & Physical Ed.4 OPT

Subject EDUC40001 (2011)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 4 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2011:

Year Long, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

Parkville, on-campus.

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 12 x 2 hour workshops plus 3 days camp
Total Time Commitment: Not available

485-356 Learning Area:Health & Physical Ed.3 OPT

Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements: This subject requires a minimum of 80 per cent attendance at classes in order to complete the subject satisfactorily.


Dr John Quay


Education Student Centre
Subject Overview:

This subject has been designed to involve you in a range of larger projects that immerse you in three major practical aspects of teaching and learning in health and physical education. The three main projects that structure the subject are: (1) planning and conducting a mini-olympics event for a local primary school; (2) planning and conducting a school camp for a local primary school; and (3) analyzing, both theoretically and practically, a way of teaching physical education that incorporates five widely accepted but usually separate models of teaching physical education into the one cohesive program.


Through successful completion of this subject students should gain an awareness, appreciation and understanding of:

  • The complexity of event management that involves groups larger than their normal class, including coordinating the input of other school teachers.
  • The VELS structure particularly in relation to the domains most closely connected to health and physical education in the personal, physical and social learning strand.
  • The importance of clearly articulating a rationale for each activity undertaken, making the connection between curriculum and child.

Assigned written work totalling no more than 4000 words (100%).

To be eligible for assessment in this subject, students must produce documentary evidence of having obtained a current Austswim Teacher of Swimming Certificate.

Prescribed Texts:

Prescribed Texts:

Students must purchase the prescribed subject reader.

Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

Through successful completion of this subject students should gain skills related to:

• Organising larger events connected with school, including the coordination of other staff, parents and children beyond the normal classroom.

• Planning units of work that encompass larger projects and longer time frames.

• Interpreting VELS in connection with their teaching.

Related Course(s): Bachelor of Education (Primary)

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