EDCU11032 - Health and Physical Education

General Information

Unit Synopsis

Health and Physical Education develops understanding of the concepts and rationale underpinning HPE as a learning area in schools and other educational and care settings. Students use their knowledge and understanding of the connectedness between physical activity, fitness and learning, to plan, organise, implement and evaluate a physical activity and motor development program for young 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, childcare centres and education and care professionals in promoting individual and community health. An understanding of social issues that impact on the health of children and families is emphasised through the development of educational resources that promote family and community health and social and mental wellness.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 1
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 1
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites There are no pre-requisites for the unit.
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Residential School No Residential School

Unit Availabilities from Term 1 - 2019

Term 1 - 2019 Profile
Bundaberg
Cairns
Gladstone
Mackay
Mixed Mode
Noosa
Rockhampton
Townsville

Attendance Requirements

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).

Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Practical and Written Assessment 50%
2. Presentation 50%

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 Procedures for more details of interim results and final grades

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Previous Feedback

Term 1 - 2018 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.1 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 46.98% response rate.

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.

Source: Student evaluations
Feedback
Moodle navigation
Recommendation
Include a video that explains the organisation of the site.
Action Taken
Implement in the early Zooms
Source: Student evaluations
Feedback
Zoom sessions
Recommendation
In addition to weekly Zoom sessions, include 'drop in' sessions
Action Taken
Students were not keen to do a weekend drop in.
Source: Student evaluation
Feedback
Assignment return
Recommendation
Ensure that students are informed of assignment return dates
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Explain the role of education and/ or care settings in influencing healthy behaviour and physical activity
  2. Apply knowledge of the benefits of physical activity to analyse a contemporary health issue
  3. Plan, implement and evaluate developmentally appropriate experiences that promote physical activity, play and the acquisition of fine and gross motor and fundamental movement skills for children of varying abilities and characteristics
  4. Plan and justify health promotion strategies that support children and families from diverse groups in understanding the relationship between physical activity and good health.

Successful completion of this unit provides opportunities for students to engage with the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (Graduate Career Stage) 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

3.4 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

6.2 Engage in professional learning and improve practice

7.3 Engage with the parents/carers

In addition, competency elements from the Diploma of Children’s Services (Early Childhood Education and Care) are taught and assessed in this unit.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Practical and Written Assessment
2 - Presentation
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Communication
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
5 - Team Work
6 - Information Technology Competence
7 - Cross Cultural Competence
8 - Ethical practice
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 - Practical and Written Assessment
2 - Presentation