SSEH5464 Physical Education Curriculum I

6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
This unit develops the skills necessary to teach Physical Education in the secondary school. It focuses on practical and theoretical skills with an emphasis on effective and ineffective behaviours. The unit has a lecture, tutorial and practical format. Major areas covered include the development of organisational, personal, planning and management skills, and the formation of a philosophy towards the teaching of Physical Education in a school setting.
Students are able to (1) develop professional skills in planning, management and organisation of class; (2) develop skills, knowledge and understanding for physical and health education; and (3) demonstrate the abilities in communication, critical thinking and problem solving in addition to current theory.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) a presentation—peer teaching, lesson planning and development; (2) an assignment—class observation and report; and (3) three reading quizzes. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Martin Anderson
Unit rules
an acceptable degree, with a major in Sport Science and/or Exercise and Health
SSEH5474 Physical Education Curriculum II
Advisable prior study:
SSEH3337/SSEH3338 Practical Aspects of Movement Part 1/Part 2
SSEH2296 Skilled Movement Instruction
Contact hours
lectures: 60 hours; tutorials: as arranged
Unit Outline
Semester 1_2019 [SEM-1_2019]
Students doing this unit must also take SSEH5474 Physical Education Curriculum II in semester two.


SSEH5464/SSEH5474 Physical Education Curriculum Manual

SSEH5464/SSEH5474 Physical Education Curriculum Readings


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