Personal Development, Health & PE K-6 (EDMT5536)


In this unit you will be introduced to the Key Learning Area (KLA) Personal Development, Health and Physical Education (PDHPE). The unit will develop students' understanding of what it is to be a teacher within a specific PDHPE context. To do this, the unit will examine the current NSW Board of Studies requirements regarding K-6 PDHPE, the emerging F-6 Health and Physical Education (HPE) Australian Curriculum, and will focus on the primary school learning and teaching environment. Through an examination of the K-6 syllabi, modules and support documents, students will develop the necessary skills to design and implement lesson plans for selected content strands. To help guide this process, students will be expected to reflect on the teaching practicum (embedded in the middle of this unit). During these in-school Professional Experience components, students will have the opportunity not only to observe PDHPE teaching contexts but also to implement teaching activities. As well as providing students with the opportunity to begin to develop their planning and teaching skills in PDHPE, this unit of study also allows students to practice creating learning links between strands in the PDHPE, other KLA and the Health Promoting School Framework. The notion of the Health Promoting School will be addressed in relation to the need for whole school planning and the place of PDHPE lessons in the school's curriculum and life.

Further unit of study information


1x2-hr workshop/wk for 8 wks


unit plan and lesson plans (60%) and teaching presentation and lesson plan (40%)

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules

Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

12 credit points of units

Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.