SSEH5474 Physical Education Curriculum II

6 points
(see Timetable)
Non-standard teaching periodUWA (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 personal philosophy towards the teaching of Health and Physical Education.
Students are able to (1) demonstrate an awareness of the developmental and
diverse learning needs of adolescent learners in HPE; (2) develop a repertoire of teaching and learning strategies relevant to the upper school HPE curriculum; (3) develop sound specialist content knowledge in Health Education, Physical Education and Outdoor Education; (4) apply a range of assessment and evaluation processes and strategies; (5) critically and positively reflect upon own teaching practice; and (6) research established and new theories of learning and model best practice as a way to improve own performance..
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) camp—planning, development and delivery, teaching program; (2) issues in HPE: report; and (3) assignment: feedback rates in teaching. 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
SSEH5464 Physical Education Curriculum I
Advisable prior study:
SSEH3337/SSEH3338 Practical Aspects of Movement Part 1/Part 2
SSEH2296 Skilled Movement Instruction
Contact hours
lectures: 30 hours; tutorials: as arranged
Students taking this unit must also take SSEH5464 Physical Education Curriculum I in semester one.


SSEH5464/SSEH5474 Physical Education Curriculum Manual

SSEH5464/SSEH5474 Physical Education Curriculum Readings


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