SSEH5464 Physical Education Curriculum I

6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
This unit develops the skills necessary to teach Health and 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 Health and Physical Education in a school setting.
Students are able to (1) display an awareness of the developmental needs and interests of adolescent learners in Health and Physical Education; (2) develop an understanding of different orientations and theoretical frameworks of the subject; (3) demonstrate a repertoire of teaching and learning strategies relevant to the secondary Health and Physical Education curriculum; (4) display a detailed understanding of the current Western Australian Health and Physical Education Curriculum plan; (5) evaluate various instructional sequences (lesson plans and programs) for effective and engaging learning; (6) evaluate instructional resources for secondary Health and Physical Education, including information and communication technology (ICT) and other educational technologies; (7) acquire an understanding of effective assessment and evaluation processes practice in Health and Physical Education; (8) develop an awareness of diverse student learning needs through the planning of differentiated learning and the selection of differentiated resources; and (9) demonstrate a developing proficiency in engaging students from diverse social and cultural contexts and with diverse literacy and numeracy capabilities..
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) lesson planning - peer teaching, lesson planning and development; (2) research report on ALT in Physical Education classes; and (3) curriculum readings and class 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
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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