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EPS2004 Movement and Health

Units : 1
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 : 24 September 2023


The necessity to attain and maintain health and wellbeing is an imperative that begins before birth and continues for life. Pre-service teachers require foundation knowledge and understanding of the full breadth and depth of the Australian Curriculum Health and Physical Education (ACHPE) to meet the health and wellbeing needs of students and enable them to contribute to the health and wellbeing of their communities. The health and physical education learning area advocates the development of literacies in the social, emotional, cognitive and physical domains of health to enable students to make informed decisions that enhance the health and wellbeing of themselves and others, in everchanging contexts. Additionally, pre-service teachers need to develop the capacity to present health and physical education (HPE) learning that purposefully connects the two strands of the ACHPE, and the ACHPE with other learning areas and components of the Australian Curriculum.

Through engagement with all focus areas of the ACHPE students will have the opportunity to:

Investigate and apply motor learning theory to teaching and evaluation of movement and learn to provide timely and appropriate feedback about the learning of fundamental and specialised movement skills. Apply a variety of pedagogical principles to inclusive, engaging and developmentally appropriate learning experiences and evaluate the suitability of a range of movement and health learning resources. Identify movement and health learning opportunities and strategies to authentically and effectively connect the two strands of HPE and HPE learning with other contextualised learning. Create developmentally appropriate HPE experiences that build health literacies and are inclusive of the diverse needs and interests of demographic, settings and communities. Apply current, relevant and credible research to inform teaching and student inquiry, utilising correct APA referencing and appropriate levels of academic literacy.

Course offers

Study period Mode Campus
Semester 2, 2023 Online
Date printed 24 September 2023