This unit develops understanding of the concepts and rationale underpinning Health and Physical Education as a learning area in primary school contexts. Students use their knowledge and understanding of the connectedness between physical activity, fitness, wellbeing and learning, to plan and evaluate a physical activity and motor development program for primary school learners. 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 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. Students identify strategies that support their own wellbeing as members of a profession and reflect on their own experiences as they position children as active informed citizens of the future. They develop strategies for optimising the wellbeing of learners via the provision of a learning environment that is open, respectful, caring and safe, and via curriculum and pedagogy that teaches personal and social capabilities; builds positive relationships; and is responsive to individual learners. Throughout this unit, students 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.
|Student Contribution Band||SCA Band 1|
|Fraction of Full-Time Student Load||0.125|
|Pre-requisites or Co-requisites||
There are no pre-requisites for the 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).
|Class Timetable||View Unit Timetable|
|Residential School||No Residential School|
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).
Each 6-credit Postgraduate 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.
|1. Written Assessment||50%|
|2. Group Work||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%).
All University policies are available on the Policy web site, however you may wish to directly view the following policies below.
This list is not an exhaustive list of all University policies. The full list of policies are available on the Policy web site .
Term 1 - 2021 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.2 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 27.91% response rate.
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.
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
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
2.3 Curriculum, assessment and reporting
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
6.2 Engage in professional learning and improve practice
7.3 Engage with the parents/carers
7.4 Engage with professional teaching networks and broader communities
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|5 - Self-management||•||•||•|
|6 - Ethical and Professional Responsibility||•||•||•||•|
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