The unit seeks to develop and extend pre-service teachers' theoretical understandings and practical applications in the field of Health and Physical education in secondary schools. This unit is designed around the structure and philosophy of the Australian Curriculum in Health and Physical Education (7-10), which has two content strands (Personal, social and community health and Movement and physical activity).
Students will develop skills in pedagogy and practice within the area of Health and Physical Education for Years 11-12. Students will explore appropriate teaching and coaching strategies for a range of sports and physical activities. This unit will provide opportunities to examine individual, family and community values and beliefs and the sociocultural and physical environments in which we live provides an explanation for health status and sustainable solutions for better health. The use of ICT is fundamental to this unit.
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