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This unit develops understanding of the concepts and rationale underpinning Health and Physical Education as a learning area in primary schools and other educational and care settings. You will use your knowledge and understanding of the connectedness between physical activity, fitness, wellbeing and learning, to plan, organise and evaluate a physical activity and motor development program for children. Investigation of the interaction between individuals and groups and their socio-cultural and economic environments forms the basis for critical reflection on the role of schools and education and care settings in promoting individual and community health. An understanding of social issues that impact on the health and wellbeing of children and families is emphasised through the development of an educational resource that promotes family and community health and social and mental wellness. You will identify strategies that support your own wellbeing as members of the teaching profession. Throughout this unit, you will reflect on how learning and wellbeing are inextricably linked and how a learner’s individual, school and community experiences can significantly impact on their wellbeing.
Career Level: Postgraduate
Unit Level: Level 9
Credit Points: 6
Student Contribution Band: 7
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load: 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites
There are no requisites for this unit.
Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit,
should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification.
Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability.
See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).
Offerings For Term 2 - 2022
All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes –
in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory.
International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet
both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period
(satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).
This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task,
based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%,
or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must
also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task,
as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%). Consult the
University’s Grades and Results Policy
for more details of interim results and final grades.
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The full list of University policies are available on the CQUniversity Policy site.
Previous Student Feedback
Feedback, Recommendations and Responses
Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review,
the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.
Feedback from Student evaluation
Maintain assessment tasks as these are engaging and relevant to study in HPE
Feedback from Student evaluation
Where possible provide realistic task exemplars
Unit Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
Plan and evaluate developmentally appropriate experiences that promote physical activity, play and the acquisition of fine and gross motor and fundamental movement skills of varying abilities and characteristics
Manage the assessment of risk and organisation of safe, inclusive physical activities
Match learning goals, teaching strategies and resources to knowledge of child development
Plan and justify health and wellbeing promotion strategies that are underpinned by analysis of contemporary research and support children and families from diverse groups
Engage in research to evaluate and enhance education for health and wellbeing in educational settings
Evaluate and justify the role of education in influencing personal and community health and wellbeing.
Successful completion of this unit provides opportunities for students to demonstrate the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers focus areas of:
1.1 Physical, social and intellectual development and characteristics of students
1.3 Students with diverse linguistic, cultural, religious and socioeconomic backgrounds
2.1 Content and teaching strategies of the teaching area
2.2 Content selection and organisation
3.1 Establish challenging learning goals
3.2 Plan, structure and sequence learning programs
3.4 Select and use resources
3.6 Evaluate and improve teaching programs
4.1 Support student participation
4.2 Manage classroom activities
4.4 Maintain student safety
5.1 Assess student learning
6.2 Engage in professional learning and improve practice
Alignment of Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Graduate Attributes
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
1 - Written Assessment - 50%
2 - Group Work - 50%
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
1 - Knowledge
2 - Communication
3 - Cognitive, technical and creative skills
4 - Research
5 - Self-management
6 - Ethical and Professional Responsibility
7 - Leadership
8 - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultures
Textbooks and Resources
There are no required textbooks.
You will need access to the following IT resources:
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