Unit description

Examines the essential information underpinning the curriculum content related to health and personal development and explores the application of current curriculum and learning theory to these areas. It also examines Teaching Games for Understanding as a contemporary approach to teaching Physical Education. It seeks to develop personal and teaching/planning skills in a variety of physical activities in varied learning contexts.

Unit content

  1. Introduction to NSW and Queensland Early Childhood and K-6 curriculum, their underlying philosophy and the planning structure for selected content areas. 
  2. Introduction of issues related to contemporary understandings of health education: learning and teaching strategies that are student-centred, inclusive and promote essential skill development in the areas of:
    • decision making, problem solving, communication, interaction and responsible action
    • contemporary approaches to teaching and learning in PDHPE
    • movement opportunities to develop and implement Teaching Games for Understanding (TGfU) approach to Physical Education.

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Teaching and assessment


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Fee information


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