Details for Personal Development, Health and Physical Education

This subject provides a comprehensive overview of key researchers in the field of health, sport and physical education providing models of instruction and resources in the health and physical education arena.


Quick Info

  • Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
  • Course code: CRS304
  • Credit points: 10
  • Subject coordinator: Stephen Brinton

Prerequisites

The following courses are prerequisites:

Awards offering Personal Development, Health and Physical Education

This unit is offered as a part of the following awards:

Unit Content

Curriculum Objective

This subject provides a comprehensive overview of key researchers in the field of health, sport and physical education providing models of instruction and resources in the health and physical education arena. It specifically focuses on current health and wellbeing issues that aligns with the broad notion of health that encompasses all aspects of an individual’s well-being viz. social, mental, physical and spiritual health. Within this context it considers personal, social and community health and particularly health priorities for young people e.g. drug education, fitness and physical activity, child protection and nutrition. With reference to the ACARA F-10 Health and Physical Education curriculum and the NSW NESA Personal Development, Health and Physical Education Syllabus, this subject is concerned with assisting teachers to equip their students to make healthy choices based on knowledge and understanding, skills, values and attitudes that will enable them to lead healthy and fulfilling lives.

Outcomes

  1. Analyse and synthesise PDHPE content and current literature and research, along with understandings of the stages of child development - physical, cognitive, social, emotional, and moral - to develop a personal philosophy of PDHPE
  2. Consider strategies and resources for meeting the needs of students across the full range of abilities and diverse backgrounds by fostering engagement with parents/carers and the community and external professionals.
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of the interrelationship between the PDHPE syllabus’ propositions, content strands and skill domains by designing a PE unit for Early Stage 1 (Kindergarten/Reception) or Stage 1 (Yrs 1-2) for students from diverse backgrounds which foster personal responsibility, empathy, inclusion, respect and healthy relationships
  4. Demonstrate understanding of the full range of assessment strategies to assess student learning.
  5. Demonstrate the ability to ensure that lessons support participation and learning of students with disabilities, in line with relevant legislation. 
  6. Develop a student-centred innovative and well-designed Stage 3 unit of work based on relevant syllabus documents.
  7. Demonstrate evidenced based research relevant to the teaching context that connects the general capabilities and cross curriculum priorities, including ICT,
  8. Design engaging differentiated lessons and activities that demonstrate knowledge of how diverse students across the full range of abilities learn.
  9. Utilize multimedia and popular culture to develop critical thinking and empowerment of students around health issues.

Subject Content

  • PDHPE as an Academic Discipline
  • Developing a Philosophy of Teaching Physical Education
  • Modles of Teaching PDHPE
  • Teaching Strategies
  • Curriculum
  • Programming
  • Working Within Extreme Environments
  • Workplace Health and Safety
  • Assessment and Reporting

This course may be offered in the following formats

  • Face to face (onsite)
  • eLearning (online)

Please consult your course prospectus or enquire about how and when this course will be offered next at Alphacrucis College.

Assessment Methods

  • Minor Essay (30%)
  • Minor Project (30%)
  • Unit of Work (40%)

Prescribed Text

  • References will include the most current curriculum requirements for schools.

Check with the instructor each semester before purchasing any prescribed texts or representative references