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 students learn about, in and through physical activity. Fundamental movement skills will be developed and rehearsed in practical workshops allowing pre-service teachers to acquire a level of mastery and to transfer the learning theory into practice in a supportive environment through both peer and lecturer feedback. This unit of study is the first of four examining pedagogical practice and content in physical education. The four units move pre-service teachers along a spectrum of styles for teaching physical education, ranging from direct to indirect styles. This unit specifically focuses on the K-10 PDHPE framework and curriculum areas of minor and lead-up games; fundamental movement skills; dance and gymnastics. In addition, there is a 10 day professional experience secondary school placement embedded in this unit of study.
1x1-hr lecture and 1x2hr practical workshop for weeks 1-12
Weekly Lecture Activities (pass/fail), Fundamental movement skill teaching resource (pass/fail), Peer Teaching - 2 x paired presentations (pass/fail), 2000wd Essay - Physical Education Pedagogy (pass/fail), Minimum standards of performance in fundamental movement skills (pass/fail), Mandatory completion of pre-placement for professional experience (pass/fail), and professional experience placement (pass/fail).
Meldrum, K. and Peters, J. (2012). Learning to teach health and physical education. The student, the teacher and the curriculum. Pearson Australia. Syllabus documents: Essential Board of Studies NSW. (2003). NSW Years 7-10 PDHPE syllabus. Sydney: Author. Board of Studies NSW. (2007). NSW Years K-6 PDHPE syllabus. Sydney: Author.