Professional Practice in PDHPE 4 (EDUH4004)


This unit is the final in a series of four units examining pedagogical and professional practices in K-12 Health and Physical Education (HPE). There are 3 focus areas: the transition from a pre-service teacher to a graduate teacher, a practical examination of the current Stage 5 and 6 Elective courses (NSW BOSTES), and an introduction to Action Research methodology as preparation for the Internship in Semester 2. Current departmental policies and processes (NSW BOSTES and NSWDEC) will be reviewed and discussed to assist with vocational planning for final year students. In seminars students will be expected to draw upon the collective knowledge and experience that they have developed and refined across 3 professional experience placements, and previous pedagogical studies to effectively plan and present a Stage 5/6 lesson to their peers which is differentiated to cater for a range of abilities, and is engaging using various equipment including ICT. Finally, the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (AITSL, 2011) will be used to target professional practice goals and guide the development of a research proposal to demonstrate an understanding of the rationale for continued professional learning and the implications for improved student learning.

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


Seminar Presentation with Lesson Plan and Evaluation (pass/fail) and Research Proposal (pass/fail)

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EDUH3017 and EDUH3018 and EDUH3020 and EDUH3019 and EDUH3010

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