Bachelor of Education (Secondary) (Human Movement and Health Education)

Unit of study descriptions

Candidates must complete 192 credit points of units of study comprising:

YEAR 1

In the first year, candidates must complete 48 credit points of units of study, comprising:
- 12 credit points of Education One units;
- 24 credit points of Curriculum and Professional Studies units; and
- 12 credit points of Junior (level 1000) units of study, chosen from Arts and Social Sciences Table A or B or Science Table 1 or the Business School.

Education One Units

EDUF1018 Education, Teachers and Teaching

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Kellie Burns Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2x1-hr lectures/wk for 12wks, 1x1-hr tutorial/wk for 12 wks, 1x1-hr mentoring seminar/wk for 7 wks Prohibitions: EDUF1011 Assessment: 2000wd essay (35%), 3000wd essay (35%), seminar presentation (30%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study is the first part of Education I and provides a general introduction to education and teaching. The unit integrates the following themes: knowledge, culture and the curriculum; teaching as a process and way of life; and, teachers as life-long learners and researchers. Within this unit, students are also mentored by more experienced students during their first semester transition to the university. At the conclusion of the unit students should have developed and demonstrated an understanding of the complex character of teachers' work.
EDUF1019 Human Development and Education

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Minkang Kim Session: Semester 2 Classes: 2x1-hr lectures/wk for 12 wks, 1x1-hr tutorial/wk for 12 wks Prohibitions: EDUF1012 Assessment: (all parts compulsory) 30min seminar presentation (30%) and 1500wd reflective report (25%) and 2700wd essay (45%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit, which is the second part of Education I introduces students to the study of human development, with a particular emphasis on the development of early childhood through to adolescence. The unit addresses one of the major goals of Education I, II and III: the learning of a body of knowledge on 'human development (child and adolescent in particular)'. It is premised on the view that development is a complex and dynamic process and that teaching from this developmental perspective inevitably transforms teachers into problem solvers who adapt and modify their teaching and learning approaches, based on knowledge of factors that promote each child's optimal development. The unit will also consider the impact of history, culture, and social context on learning and development. A core assumption of the unit is that the study of human development is cross disciplinary; involving in particular psychology, philosophy of science and neurobiology, and that existing developmental theories are open to question and continuing debate. Students are therefore encouraged to engage in this study with critical and creative minds. The unit focuses on the processes and products of human development, related to cognitive, emotional, social, moral & spiritual, motor, and language development. The classical theories will be considered in some detail and examined in the light of contemporary theory and research, drawing in particular on Dynamic Systems Theory and the neurobiology of the brain.

Curriculum and Professional Studies Units

EDUH1005 Professional Practice in PDHPE 1

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Louisa Peralta Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x1-hr lecture/wk for 12 wks, 1x1-hr tutorial/wk for 12 wks, 1x4-hr microteaching experience, 16 days teaching practicum experience (2 days dispersed and 14 days as a block) Assessment: microteaching reflection (pass/fail), lesson plan (pass/fail), professional experience portfolio (pass/fail) and professional experience practicum (pass/fail) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study is the first of five professional practice units that examines pedagogy, curriculum and teaching practices in K-12 Health and Physical Education (HPE). This unit of study will develop students' understanding of what it is to be a teacher within a specific K-6 context. The unit will examine the current NSW Board of Studies' requirements regarding K-6 PDHPE, as well as the emerging F-6 context of the Australian Curriculum in Health and Physical Education (HPE). Through an examination of the two syllabi, modules, support documents, and the AITSL Professional Teaching Standards, students will develop the necessary knowledge and skills to design and deliver appropriate teaching experiences for a specific stage of learners and provide evidence of acquired communication skills. The unit is linked to 16 days of professional experience in a primary school.
EDUH1007 Pedagogy for Physical Education 1

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Nicole Hart Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x1-hr lecture/wk for 12 wks, 1x2-hr tutorial/wk for 12 wks Assessment: 2400wd pedagogy essay (40%) and Peer Teaching (40%) and the construction of a Teaching Resource (20%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
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.
EDUH1006 Identifying Health Determinants

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Kate Russell Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2-hr lecture/wk for 12 wks, 1x1-hr tutorial/wk for 12 wks Prerequisites: 12 credit points Assessment: 3x1000wd online tasks (15%, 15%, 20%) and 3000wd essay (50%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This core unit of study explores the ways in which meanings about health are socially and politically constructed in contemporary Australian society. The unit introduces a health determinants approach to explore a range of factors that impact upon individual and/or community health - gender, age, genetics, education, race & ethnicity, globalisation and geographic location. Students will develop an appreciation for and understanding of the ways in which meanings of health are constructed, change over time and are institutionalised through health policies and practices. Students will investigate 'upstream' approaches to health education and health promotion that empower teachers, individuals and communities and lessen the burden on primary health care.
EDUH1017 Sports Mechanics

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: Two 1-hour lectures, one 2-hour tutorial, one 2-hour practical. Prerequisites: Assumed Knowledge: No assumed knowledge of Physics Prohibitions: PHYS1901, PHYS1002, PHYS1001 Assessment: Laboratory, report, assignments, progressive test, eLearning quizzes, and final 2-hour exam (100%). Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study at Junior level is designed specifically for BEd(Secondary)(Human Movement and Health Education) students to provide basic knowledge and understanding of concepts in mechanics. A key focus will be to introduce the required language and methods using a context that is both interesting and useful. It is presented with a minimum level of mathematics and the mechanics concepts discussed are illustrated with examples from sporting activities. This unit of study is offered by staff in the School of Physics, Faculty of Science.
Textbooks
EDUH1017 Sports Mechanics Course Notes

YEAR 2

In the second year, candidates must complete 48 credit points of units of study, comprising:
- 12 credit points of Education Two units; and
- 36 credit points of Curriculum and Professional Studies units.

Education Two Units

EDUF2006 Educational Psychology

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Paul Ginns Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2-hr lecture/wk for 12 wks, 1x1-hr tutorial/wk for 12 wks Prerequisites: (EDUF1018 and EDUF1019) or 30 junior credit points Assessment: 3 concept map quizzes (20%), 2000wd essay (40%), 1500wd per member group report (30%) with peer evaluations (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study is the first part of Education II. Its aim is to provide a general introduction to educational psychology. The important issues of the unit include constructivist and other approaches to learning, critical thinking skills, problem solving, technologically supported learning and motivation. This unit plays an important role in supporting later teaching and curriculum studies in the Bachelor of Education degree. At the end of this unit of study, students will have made substantial progress towards understanding the utility of research in psychology for educators. They will have the capacity to describe learning and teaching activities in terms of their psychological efficacy, especially as it relates to young people. Similarly they will have been introduced to the theory and practice of assessment and evaluation in educational settings, and the impact of assessment on learning and motivation. They will have had training in two Department of Education and Community policies, Good Discipline and Effective Learning, and Student Welfare.
EDUF2007 Social Perspectives on Education

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Assoc Prof Debra Hayes Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x1-hr lecture/wk for 12wks, 1x2-hr workshop/wk for 12wks Prerequisites: (EDUF1018 and EDUF1019) or 30 junior credit points Assessment: workshop presentation (25%), 1500wd critical policy analysis (25%), 6000wd joint research project (50%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit is part of the Education I-IV program which provides students with a foundation in the social scientific study of education. The aim of this unit is to critically examine the social, political and economic contexts of education. Key issues concerning difference and inequality in education are explored through sociological and historical approaches. These include social class, gender and cultural diversity in education, as well as the schooling market, school systems, and globalisation. At the end of this unit of study, students should have the capacity to discuss the impact of a range of educational practices and policies on schools, students and families. Similarly, students will be familiar with broad movements in contemporary educational reform and their association with national and global economic change. As a result of working collaboratively on a substantial project students will develop a range of research skills. Through policy analysis tasks and workshop activities, students will be familiar with NSW Department of Education and Communities policies and procedures relating to gender, Indigenous education, and cultural diversity.

Curriculum and Professional Studies Units

EDUH2016 Health of Young People 1

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Kellie Burns Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2-hr lecture/wk for 12 wks, 1x1-hr tutorial/wk for 12 wks Prerequisites: 24 credit points Assessment: 2hr examination (55%) and 3x1000wd online tasks (10%, 15%, 20%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study focuses on various issues relating to the health of young people in Australian society. Major content covers a range of sensitive health topics including: mental health; body image; positive relationships and communication; loss and grief; sexualities education and drug education. The unit explores a range of pedagogical approaches to teaching this content in a range of schooling contexts.
EDUH2017 Pedagogy for Physical Education 2

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Steve Georgakis Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x1-hr lecture/wk for 12 wks, 1x 2-hr tutorial/wk for 12 wks Prerequisites: 24 credit points Assessment: 8x300wd weekly reflections (40%) and dance lesson plans (30%) and aquatics lesson plans (30%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit is the second of five units on pedagogy in physical education. The unit of study follows on from EDUH1007 taught in year 1 moving the focus toward student-centred approaches to teaching as applied to the new Health and Physical Education National Curriculum mandated areas of aquatics, dance and games. It thus focuses on curriculum content that is suited to more student-centred teaching styles. Pedagogy in this unit is studied in relation to constructivist learning theory and the ways in which it can be applied to the curriculum content covered with attention paid to student motivation and behaviour management. Continuing the progression along Mosston and Ashworth's (1986) spectrum of teaching styles this unit begins with aquatics taught in a traditional directive teaching style, moving on to show how reciprocal approaches can also be adopted. In the Aquatics section students will also have an optional opportunity to gain the AUSTSWIM qualification. This move towards teacher centred pedagogy is continued into dance to show how some aspects of dance may be taught in a directive way but where the more creative and expressive aspects dance require more student-centred approaches. The third part of the unit also introduces students to teaching minor and major games for secondary school students using a student-centred approach with a focus on inclusion.
EDUH2020 Applied Anatomy and Physiology

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Wayne Cotton Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x1-hr lecture/wk for 12 wks, 1x2-hr tutorial/wk for 12 wks Prerequisites: 24 credit points Assessment: quizzes (5x3%) and lab report (30%) and 20min presentation (25%) and 90min exam (30%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
The purpose of this unit is to raise students' awareness of anatomy and physiology as one of the biophysical foundations of human movement and health education. This unit of study will focus on studying the structure and function of a human body as well as applying this knowledge to a variety of situations related to human movement and health education. This unit aims to establish how the systems of the body influence and respond to movement, the body's energy systems and how training produces adaptations and affects performance.
EDUH2018 Indigenous Perspectives in PDHPE

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr John Evans Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x1-hr lecture/wk for 12 wks, 1x 2-hr tutorial/wk for 12 wks Prerequisites: 48 credit points Assessment: facilitated discussion (30%) and essay (30%) and unit of work (40%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This core unit of study acknowledges the importance of training PDHPE teachers who have an understanding of past and contemporary experiences of Indigenous Australians. It examines the notion of an Indigenous Australian history and examines the social, economic and health disadvantages that challenge Indigenous communities. It explores the importance and cultural meanings of sport in Indigenous communities. The unit supports them to expand their understanding of Indigenous cultures and equips students with the knowledge to provide culturally appropriate programs to students in schools. The unit will assist pre-service teachers in developing an awareness of how to integrate Indigenous issues into the health education and physical education context.
EDUH2019 Professional Practice in PDHPE 2

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Louisa Peralta Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2-hr tutorial/wk for 12 wks Prerequisites: Requires at least 72 credit points Assessment: 3000wd Stage 4/5 programming task (pass/fail) and 2000wd professional portfolio (pass/fail) and professional experience (pass/fail Mode of delivery: Professional practice
This core unit of study is the second of five examining pedagogical and professional practices in F-12 Personal Development, Health and Physical Education (PDHPE). This unit of study closely examines the NSW Board of Studies teaching and assessment requirements in years 7-10 by focusing on developing quality teaching practices for secondary school settings. Through an examination of Board documents and assessment policies and practices, and an analysis of the Quality Teaching framework in NSW schools, and consideration of relevant Australian curriculum documents students will develop the skills to design effective student centred teaching, learning and assessment strategies that cater for diverse Years 7-10 learners. An examination of the Australian Institute of Teaching and School Leadership professional standards is an integral part of this unit of study. The unit is linked to 17 days of professional practice experience in secondary schools.
EDUH2029 Outdoor Education

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Wayne Cotton Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2-hr lecture/wk for 6 wks, 3 day residential camp Prerequisites: 48 credit points Assessment: presentation - initiative game (40%) and a 3000wd report (60%). Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
There is a substantial body of evidence that suggests that time spent in the outdoors provides many benefits for the individual including improving self esteem and psychological well-being, increasing the ability to overcome challenges, enhancing decision making skills, and improving interpersonal relationships. This unit provides the opportunity for pre-service teachers to not only plan learning experiences based on these theories, but also to implement and reflect on these experiences in a natural outdoor setting during a three-day camp. A strong focus of this unit of study is the preparation of pre-service teachers for teaching Outdoor Education in NSW schools, including the Outdoor Recreation option in the PDHPE HSC preliminary course. There will be an additional cost for the camp - approximately $330.

YEAR 3

In the third year, candidates must complete 48 credit points of units of study, comprising:
- 48 credit points of Curriculum and Professional Studies units.
Please note, candidates must complete EDUF3031 in Semester 2.

Curriculum and Professional Studies Units

EDUF3023 Sport: Contemporary Educational Issues

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Steve Georgakis Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x1-hr lecture/wk for 12 wks, 1x2-hr seminar/wk for 12 wks Prerequisites: 42 credit points Assessment: research seminar presentation (30%) and 10x500wd weekly responses (70%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study dissects the role played by youth sport and sport in Australian society from an historical and socio-cultural perspective. Youth sport in this unit encompasses physical education, school sport, organised community sport as well as any organised youth physical activity. This unit endeavours to place greater emphasis on theories that have emerged regarding youth sport and sport issues. These include how youth sport and sport in general have been constructed over time and how each relates to themes such as class, gender, age, ethnicity, sexuality, social identity, policy, politics commercialism, nationalism and racism. This unit will encourage students to critically analyse how sport is both constructed and is produced in the context of particular social values and beliefs. The unit is structured in a way to encourage the development of arguments and ideas through tutorial presentations, research projects and a portfolio which relate to these topic areas. This unit of study is designed to encourage student-based multi-disciplinary inquiry as laid out by the Education III design. It is designed also to encourage students to become informed citizens and life-long learners.
EDUH3017 ICT and Behaviour Management in PDHPE

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Wayne Cotton Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x1hr lecture/wk for 12 wks, 1x2hr tutorial/ wk for 12 wks Prerequisites: 72 credit points Assessment: Critical Incident Behaviour and Classroom Management Task (50%) and ICT Task (50%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study focuses on two key emerging issues in 21st century health and physical education classrooms, namely behaviour management and Information and Communication Technology (ICT). With a focus on the ways in which effective communication contributes to quality learning environments and improved student-teacher relationships the unit examines numerous behaviour and classroom management strategies, and considers the ways in which ICT may act as a form of classroom management. Through an examination of case studies, theories, theorists and positive learning frameworks students will be given the opportunity to create their own classroom management plan. Additionally, students will develop an array of basic ICT operational skills that will assist them to design and develop pedagogically informed teaching and learning experiences focused on building student engagement. This unit is strongly linked to State and National curriculum and policy imperatives around ICT, understanding diverse learners, and futures oriented teaching.
EDUH3018 Pedagogy for Physical Education 3

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Steve Georgakis Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x1hr lecture/wk for 12 wks, 1x 2hr tutorial/wk for 12 wks Prerequisites: 72 credit points Assessment: 10x300wd weekly reflections, wks 1-10 (50%) and individual unit and lesson plans (50%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit is the third of five units on pedagogy in physical education. The unit picks up from where EDUH2017 Pedagogy for Physical Education 2 finished with a focus on student-centred approaches to teaching games and sport as activities that are suitable for the adoption of guided discovery and problem solving teaching styles. In particular, the unit focuses on Game Sense pedagogy and the educational benefits that it offers for teaching games and sport across the school setting. In line with the new Health and Physical Education national curriculum, this unit examines the use of the Game Sense to achieve tactical transfer across the four game categories of invasion games, striking games, net/wall games and target games.
EDUH3020 Professional Practice in PDHPE 3

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Nicole Hart Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr tutorial/wk for 12 wks Prerequisites: Requires at least 96 credit points Assessment: 3000wd Stage 6 programming task (pass/fail) and 2000wd professional portfolio (pass/fail) and professional experience (pass/fail) Mode of delivery: Professional practice
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.
EDUF3031 Positive Approaches to Special Education

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Assoc Prof David Evans (semester 1), Dr Richard Boon (semester 2) Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1x1-hr lecture/wk for 12 wks, 1x2-hr workshop/wk for 6 wks, 20-hrs fieldwork placement Prerequisites: 96 credit points Assessment: 4000wd fieldwork report (40%) and 650wd tutorial presentation (20%) and 800wd professional statement (30%) and 2x200wd reflective commentaries (2x5%). All assessment tasks need to be submitted in order to pass the unit of study. Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit addresses issues relating to the education of students with special education needs. They include the impact of the philosophy and principles of inclusive education and current legislation, evidence based approaches to curriculum, teaching and learning practices for students with special education needs. A specific focus is given to supporting students with challenging behaviours in a range of settings.
EDUF4044 Reading & Applying Educational Research

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Helen Proctor Session: Semester 2 Classes: 2x1-hr lectures/wk for 7 wks, 1x2-hr workshop/wk for 7 wks, 1x1-hr online activities/wk for 7 weeks Prerequisites: 96 credit points including (EDUF2006 and EDUF2007) Assessment: 300wd each critical reflections on lectures (40%), in-class presentation (20%), 2500wd research brief (40%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study is designed to provide you with the opportunity to practice and develop the skills associated with making sense of and making use of educational research, including research carried out by academics, by practitioners, by think tanks, and by or at the behest of governments. The aim of the unit is to help you efficiently and correctly to interpret, analyse, evaluate and synthesise research from a range of sources, and to assess its implications for practice. You will be encouraged to develop an appreciation of the broad range of research topics in education and their associated forms of systematic inquiry and to develop your capacity to make links between research, policy, teaching and learning. The unit will provide opportunities for you to become more familiar with the relationship between research and practice so that you can locate, critically analyse and use published material to investigate, understand and enrich your own practice and, in the future, exercise leadership in the encouragement of effective schooling more broadly. A series of expert lectures in the production and use of educational research will be complemented by workshops and assessments designed to encourage you to synthesise different kinds and sources of research-based knowledge about students, teachers, schools, classrooms and communities. In preparing an individual research proposal, you will draw upon the research literature to develop your topic and to select a form of inquiry that is suited to it.
EDUH3010 Health of Young People 2

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Kellie Burns Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/wk for 12 wks, 1x1hr tutorial/wk for 12 wks Prerequisites: 96 credit points Assessment: critical media analysis paper (50%) and resource task development (50%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study is part of a series of units that explore components of health in contemporary Australian society from the socio cultural perspective. This unit specificaly takes a focus on the health of young people and the ways in which they are constructed through discourses of education, health, identity and ability. In doing so it specifically addresses syllabus requirements in Stage 4, 5 and 6 Personal Development, Health and Physical Education (PDHPE) as well as content expressed in the Australian Curriculum Health and Physical Education (HPE). The unit reflects the multidimensional nature of health and considers the ways in which young people respond to and assess a variety of developmental, social and psychological factors that impact on their lives both now and into the future. By taking a strengths based approach to dealing with sensitive issues the unit provides students with an opportunity to develop key personal and professional skills such as taking responsibility for their own learning, as well as recognizing the need for diverse and engaging teaching strategies when working with young people.
EDUH3019 Pedagogy for Physical Education 4

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Assoc Prof Donna O¿Connor Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x1hr lecture/wk for 12 wks, 1x2hr tutorial/wk for 12 wks Prerequisites: 96 credit points Assessment: 2000wd essay (30%) and SEPEP presentation (40%) and 2000wd assessment analysis and report (30%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit is the fourth of five units of study on pedagogy in physical education. It follows on from EDUH3018 Pedagogy for Physical Education 3 to introduce the Sport Education pedagogical model as another form of student-centred teaching in physical education while focusing on issues that arise from the implementation of student-centred approaches to teaching physical education in schools with an emphasis on pre-service teachers and beginning teachers. Students will focus on these issues in lectures and in their tutorials on invasion, net/wall and target games with an emphasis on authentic assessment in physical education. The learning objectives of student-centred, inquiry-based approaches to teaching physical education such as Game Sense and Sport Education also require new methods of assessment that are examined in this unit of study.

Honours Pathway

ADMISSION TO HONOURS
To qualify for admission to the honours degree a student must have an eswWAM of at least 75 across the following second and third year units (with the third year weighted double): EDUF2006, EDUH2016, EDUH2017, EDUH2020, EDUF2007, EDUH2018, EDUH2029, EDUF3023, EDUH3017, EDUH3018.
Candidates who are eligible for Honours must complete the 6 credit points of units of study listed below instead of EDUF4044 from Semester 2.
EDUF4020 Education Honours Preliminary

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Kate Russell Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2-hr seminar/wk for 10 wks, 7x1-hr lectures, individual supervision Assessment: 3000wd proposal (50%), 3000wd literature review (50%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
This unit will provide an introduction to the Honours program, and facilitate the development of a research project that will be conducted as part of EDUF4021. Students will develop an understanding of a range of education research methodologies through participating in seminars, online discussions, attending lectures for Reading and Designing Research (EDUF4044), and under the supervision of an academic member of staff. They will demonstrate their emerging understanding in their specific field of research through the development of a research proposal, including a detailed literature review, and oral presentation to their peers.

YEAR 4

In the fourth year, candidates must complete 48 credit points of units of study, comprising:
- 36 credit points of Curriculum and Professional Studies units; and
- 12 credit points of Human Movement and Health Education Four Optional units.

Curriculum and Professional Studies Units

EDUH3029 Training for Performance

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Assoc Prof Donna O'Connor Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x1-hr lecture/wk for 12 wks, 1x2-hr tutorial/wk for 12 wks Prerequisites: 120 credit points Assessment: 4000wd report (70%) and debate (30%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This core unit is designed to provide the skills and knowledge necessary for effective construction and implementation of training programs for health benefits and to improve performance. Emphasis will be on the knowledge and practical understanding of different training methods and strategies and their effects on performance. Classes are driven by student derived inquiry questions which are instrumental in the understanding of these issues and processes. This unit has been designed to develop students who are prepared to function effectively in diverse educational settings with competencies that are instrumental in training school aged students, interpreting research results and accurately responding to questions relating to physical activity, training and performance. At the completion of this unit it is hoped that students are more confident and knowledgeable in this content area, understand the vital link between theory and practice and value the need for them to be research informed teachers.
EDUH4004 Professional Practice in PDHPE 4

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Nicole Hart Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x1-hr lecture/wk for 12 wks, 1x2-hr tutorial/wk for 12 wks Prerequisites: EDUH3017; EDUH3018; EDUH3020; EDUH3019 Assessment: Seminar Presentation with Lesson Plan and Evaluation (pass/fail) and Research Proposal(pass/fail) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
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.
EDUH4051 Community Health Issues

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Kate Russell Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x1-hr lecture/wk for 12 wks, 1x2-hr tutorial/wk for 12 wks Prerequisites: 120 credit points Assessment: presentation and responses (35%) and review essay (30%) and creative response (35%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Health is something that is contested at local, national and global levels and can impact on social, environmental, economic and political decision-making. This unit of study provides an opportunity for in depth examinations and critical reflection upon how diversity, social justice, equity, ethics and morality influence individual and community health status and health opportunities. These considerations are situated within the context of a number of social theories which provide a lens for empathetic but critical analysis of the world in which we live. Students will explore a multitude of contemporary factors that contribute to health inequity with a specific focus on the health needs of those for whom health is often perceived (and engaged in) as a privilege not a right.
EDUH4005 Pedagogy for Physical Education 5

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Louisa Peralta Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x1-hr lecture/wk for 9wks, 1x2-hr tutorial/wk for 9 wks and 1x5-hr community engagement experiences Prerequisites: 144 credit points Assessment: 3000wd essay (40%) and final reflection (60%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This is the fifth and last physical education pedagogy unit of study. It has been designed to build on the sociocultural focus in the current NSW PDHPE syllabus and the emerging Australian Curriculum in Health and Physical Education (HPE). The focus is to enable students to gain a wider variety of experiences in teaching physical education and promoting physical activity to a range of students. During the unit of study, students will also have the opportunity to examine their own culture, values, attitudes, assumptions and behaviours as they plan, teach and critically reflect upon teaching experiences that include students from cultural minority and/or socially disadvantaged backgrounds.
EDUH4006 Internship

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Nicole Hart Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1x3-hr Pre Internship Conference, 30 teaching days, 3x2-hr mid internship seminars, 1x4-hr Post Internship Conference Prerequisites: Requires at least 168 credit points Assessment: 1000wd Action Research Proposal (pass/fail) and 3x seminar milestones (pass/fail) and 1000wd Post Internship Presentation (pass/fail) and 3000wd Action Research Report (pass/fail) and Internship Placement (pass/fail) Mode of delivery: Professional practice
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
As a final component of Professional Experience, the Internship is a bridge between the ending of pre-service professional preparation and the first year of teaching. Under the guidance of the Mentor teacher, Interns will gain knowledge and experience of all facets of the role of the teacher in the school and prepare themselves as thoroughly as possible for their first year of teaching. During the Internship pre-service teachers are expected to consolidate and refine the Standards achieved within previous fully supervised Professional Experience units.
EDUH4050 Sports Medicine

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Assoc Prof Donna O'Connor Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2-hr lecture/wk for 9 wks, 1x2-hr tutorial/wk for 9 wks Prerequisites: 144 credit points Assessment: Sports Medicine Seminar 40%, 2000wd Sports Injury Management Paper 30%, 90 min Exam 30% Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
The purpose of this unit is to raise students' awareness of the specific issues of prevention, assessment, management of and recovery from sports injury. This unit aims to introduce students to the pathology, diagnosis and management of injuries commonly sustained during sporting activities. Students will also examine how the extent and intensity of sports participation relates to the incidence of sports injuries and explore a range of technical and scientific approaches for maintaining the wellbeing of athletes. The unit further aims to assist students in understanding their role and the role of various health professionals in recognising and managing sport related injuries. This unit of study also prepares students to develop lessons and assessment tasks for the stage 6 PDHPE option 'Sports Medicine'.

Human Movement and Health Education Four Optional units

EDUH4057 Administration of PDHPE and Sport

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Nicole Hart Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1x2-hr tutorial/wk for 8 wks, 1x4-hr conference, 16-hrs of research and service learning Prerequisites: 144 credit points Assessment: 1x500wd literature review/presentation (10%) and the satisfactory completion of 16-hrs service learning with a 1500wd critical reflection (20%) and 1500wd seminar presentation (20%) and 2500wd research report (40%) and the construction of a resource file (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study provides students with conceptual knowledge and practical skills related to the administration of Health and Physical Education (HPE) and Sport. Classes are informed by the tasks and roles that students may encounter whilst working as a HPE teacher or sports administrator within NSW schools and will be based on interactive discussions and presentations in seminars as well as preparation for a self-directed research task.
EDUH4059 Outdoor Education: Bushwalking

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Wayne Cotton Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2-hr lecture/wk for 9 wks, 1 x 3 day field trip incorporating 3x2-hr tutorials Prerequisites: 144 credit points including 90 credit points of Human Movement and Health Education Curriculum and Professional Studies units Assessment: 2 online quizzes (2x15%), 2000wd reflective learning journal (30%), practical skills assessment (40%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This Unit is designed to provide opportunities for students to gain the necessary knowledge and skills to obtain Australian wide Industry qualifications in Bushwalking. A large component of this Unit is a compulsory 3 day field trip which focuses on learning and implementing the practical skills of bushwalking. These skills include, but are not limited to; navigation in both tracked and trackless terrain, camp craft skills, river crossing and group management in wilderness settings. There will be an additional cost for the camp - approximately $50.
EDUH4007 Athlete Development & Coaching Pedagogy

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Assoc Prof Donna O'Connor Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2-hr seminar/wk for 9 wks ,16-hrs of research and service learning Prerequisites: 144 credit points Assessment: team based learning tasks (3x15%) and the satisfactory completion of 16-hrs service learning with a 3000wd learning journal (55%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit is designed to develop a sound understanding of what constitutes effective sports coaching. It distinguishes between participation and performance coaches. The unit aims to provide the skills and knowledge necessary for effective planning, implementation and evaluation of coaching programs for athlete development. Emphasis will be on the knowledge and practical understanding of different pedagogical strategies and creating an ideal learning environment. At the completion of this unit it is hoped that students are more confident and knowledgeable in their coaching practice, become a reflective practitioner, understand the vital link between theory and practice and value the need for them to be research informed teacher and coaches.

Honours Pathway

Candidates who are eligible for Honours must complete the 6 credit points of units of study listed below instead of one Human Movement and Health Education Four Optional Unit of Study from Semester 2.
EDUF4021 Education Honours Dissertation

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Kate Russell Session: Semester 2 Classes: 2x2-hr seminars, individual supervision Prerequisites: Meet requirements for EDUF4020 with a grade of 70 or greater Assessment: 6000wd research report (100%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
In this unit, students will undertake a research project developed as part of EDUF4020 under the supervision of an academic member of staff, and possibly as part of a team. Students will demonstrate a deep understanding of their research project, including links to the analysis of data, interpretation of the literature in relation to their research findings, knowledge of the research methods utilised, and understanding of relevant ethical issues. Under the direction of their supervisor, will develop a research report for examination and dissemination to the wider research field, and make a presentation to peers and colleagues within the Faculty.
CALCULATION OF HONOURS WAM
The Honours WAM (eswHWAM) is calculated by averaging the following third year (level 3000) education units (weighted 2), fourth year (level 4000) education units (weighted 3), the honours preliminary unit (weighted 4) and the honours dissertation unit (weighted 6): EDUH3010, EDUH3019, EDUH3029, EDUH4004, EDUH4005, EDUH4051, EDUH4050, EDUF4020, EDUF4021.
Please note: the above calculation is only applicable for students who commenced the honours pathway in 2015. Students who commenced the honours pathway in 2014 must use the HWAM calculation from the 2014 faculty handbook.