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EDX1450 HPE Curriculum and Pedagogy

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
School or Department : School of Linguistics, Adult and Specialist Educ


This course explores pedagogical and curriculum aspects of teaching the current HPE curriculum and the Early Years Learning Framework. In doing so it provides a range of understandings and competencies for interpreting and managing the HPE environment for teaching and learning. This course presents an overview of the concepts, philosophy, language and culture of HPE. Central to understanding the curriculum is the tenet of an inclusive curriculum that seeks to enhance the learning opportunities for all children and incorporates the social justice principles of equity, diversity and supportive environments.

Of particular importance in the course is the design of relevant learning experiences aligned with assessment processes; management of classes and environments; integration of cross curriculum priorities and general capabilities into the teaching and learning context, and the impact of these considerations on the enacted curriculum. There is a particular focus on developing competencies needed for planning and teaching, based on appropriate pedagogical practices. Students will have the opportunity to learn and practice skills and develop confidence in effective teaching practices specifically related to teaching HPE. It is expected that students will become increasingly independent and reflective practitioners.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 2, 2014 On-campus Fraser Coast
Semester 2, 2014 On-campus Springfield
Semester 2, 2014 On-campus Toowoomba
Semester 2, 2014 Online
Semester 3, 2014 Online