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Unit Overview


In this unit, pre-service teachers are introduced to the Health and Physical Education (HPE) learning area and the rationale, aims and structure of the curriculum. They connect theory to practice through experiencing how the two strands of the curriculum are integrated and are used in planning, teaching and assessing learning in primary schools. There is a focus on physical activity, fundamental movement skills, specialised movement, health literacy, healthy and safe practices, student wellbeing, promotion of children's involvement in sport and recreation, whole school approaches to teaching HPE in primary schools, and HPE pedagogies. Pre-service teachers will also explore key issues in children's health and wellbeing and identify the implications for teaching.

6 points
Not available in 2024UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 2 core unit in the Primary Education major sequence

Students are able to (1) apply a range of approaches and resources to plan and teach the HPE learning area curriculum in primary schools; (2) demonstrate a range of practical teaching capabilities required to effectively teach physical

education; (3) apply knowledge and understanding of children's fundamental and specialised movement skills and their physical and psychomotor development and proficiency; (4) design a developmentally appropriate HPE teaching and learning sequence including assessment; (5) discuss and apply HPE pedagogies to enhance student outcomes, including the use of ICT; and (6) reflect on and critically analyse the teaching practice of self and others, and engage in a process of continual improvement.


Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) planning task and (2) demonstration and reflection task. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Student may be offered supplementary assessment in this unit if they meet the eligibility criteria.

Unit rules
Enrolment in
BH020 Bachelor of Education (Primary) (Honours)
Contact hours
30 hours
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