Pedagogy for Physical Education 1 (EDUH1007)


This unit of study is the first of five examining pedagogical practice in Physical Education. The five units move pre-service teachers along a spectrum of styles for teaching physical education, ranging from teacher-centred to more student-centred styles. This unit specifically focuses on Primary (K-6) HPE learning and teaching in preparation for the first school professional experience placement in Semester 1, and will complement the concurrent curriculum study of the K-6 PDHPE Syllabus (NSWBOS, 2007) undertaken in EDUH1005. A developmental PE approach (Gallahue and Ozmun, 2006) will be taken in delivering this unit which takes into account the psychomotor, cognitive and affective domains as children learn through physical activity. Fundamental and specialised (athletics and gymnastics) skills will be developed and rehearsed in tutorial sessions allowing students to transfer the learning theory into practice and refine their teaching skills in a supportive environment through both peer and instructor feedback.

Further unit of study information


1x1-hr lecture/wk for 12 wks, 1x2-hr tutorial/wk for 12 wks


2400wd pedagogy essay (40%) and Peer Teaching (40%) and the construction of a Teaching Resource (20%)

Faculty/department permission required?


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.