Professional Practice in PDHPE 3 (EDUH3020)


This core unit of study is the third of four defining pedagogical and professional practices in Foundation - Year 10 Health and physical Education (HPE), and in Stage 6 Personal Development Health and Physical Education (PDHPE). It specifically focuses on Stage 6 learning, teaching and assessment. Through an examination of the core and option modules and the NSW Higher School Certificate assessment requirements, students will design creative, student centred and challenging learning and teaching experiences, develop and explore teacher support material and develop and examine assessment tasks. Students will also review and refine planning and programming skills for 7-10 HPE. By focusing on key syllabus concepts, the socio-cultural perspectives of health and physical activity, critical inquiry and practical application, and creative and student centered pedagogies, the unit deploys quality teaching theories and practices. A deeper examination of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (AITSL, 2011) is an integral part of this unit of study. The unit is linked to a 4-week block professional experience in a secondary school.

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Further unit of study information


1x2hr tutorial/wk for 12 wks


3000wd Stage 6 programming task (pass/fail) and 2000wd professional portfolio (pass/fail) and professional experience (pass/fail)

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules


96 credit points including EDUH2019

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