This unit is the first of two that focuses on the Health curriculum to be delivered by secondary teachers of Personal Development, Health and Physical Education in the NSW educational system teaching. It provides subject specific content knowledge regarding the development of health priorities for Australia and how social determinants of health help to construct very particular types of understandings about health and individuals. The unit provides instruction on a number of pedagogical approaches to teaching health including: strength based approaches, health literacy, whole school approach and how to teach sensitive issues. Students will also focus on the curriculum areas of safely and child protection. The unit provides students with skills in designing lesson plans, program scopes and assessment strategies for Personal Development, Health and Physical Education at secondary schools.
1X1hr lecture for 12 wks, 1x2hr tutorial for 12 wks
1500 wd critical media literacy task (25%), 2000wd lesson plan (35%) and 2500wd critique of resources (40%)