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EDH3257 HPE Curriculum Studies 3

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
School or Department : School of Education
Grading basis : Graded
Course fee schedule : https://www.unisq.edu.au/current-students/administration/fees/fee-schedules
Version produced : 27 January 2023


Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: BEDU or BSED or MOLT (Secondary)
Pre-requisite: BEDU and BSED Only - EDH1450


Health and Physical Education (HPE) specialists need to develop higher level specific competencies in planning, assessment and practice while understanding socio-cultural agendas and reforms. This course builds on knowledge established through the suite of HPE specialist courses and thorough exploration of contemporary curriculum, pedagogical and discipline specific research. HPE specialists have significant opportunities to facilitate learning that empowers young people to make informed decisions that are positive for personal, social and community health, now and into the future.

Embedding of health and physical literacies in this course enables students to critically reflect on information, resources and services that have the potential to contribute to the health and wellbeing of individuals, groups and communities and to share this learning through their everyday practices. They consolidate their capacity to plan positive, engaging, inclusive and safe learning experiences that are essential to developing lifelong healthy and active individuals who can make a valuable contribution to their communities.

This course extends existing curriculum and pedagogical information and knowledge to focus on design of developmentally appropriate and relevant teaching programs, utilising the full range of current Foundation to Year 12 curriculum and syllabus documentation. It includes a review of pedagogical practices outlined in curriculum and in research literature as they contribute to HPE learning and teaching.

HPE specialists have the opportunity to further develop and apply a range of competencies for interpreting and managing the HPE classroom as a complex social environment for teaching and learning. Systemic requirements and procedures for the preparation, monitoring and review of teaching programs and assessment are analysed, particularly in the complex context of physical performance. Students have the opportunity to apply understanding of the relationship between educational theory and classroom practice through interactive practical experiences. The opportunity to plan, implement and review learning and teaching experiences and to further develop as independent and reflective learners are embedded in this course.

Course offers

Study period Mode Campus
Semester 2, 2022 Online
Date printed 27 January 2023