edu1ipe intro to physical education




Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students are provided with a general overview of the Key Learning Area (KLA) of Physical Education (PE). PE is a complex learning area and this subject reflects the variability and complexity in the KLA as it is represented and experienced in the Australian context. Rather than present just one dominant account of the learning area, this subject presents a balanced account of the various educational rationales that exist for movement in education. Consequently to get a solid understanding of contemporary movement education it will be necessary to gain an appreciation of the historical and philosophical foundations of sport and PE from its origins in ancient Greece, through to the impact of science and the concept of health has had on the theoretical and professional development of PE as an educational process in the Twenty-First Century.

SchoolSchool of Education

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorKristi Coller

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

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Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsEDU1IPE: Introduction to Physical Education ReadingsPrescribedLa Trobe University (2012)BENDIGO: LA TROBE UNIVERSITY
ReadingsTeaching Health and Physical Education in Australian SchoolsRecommendedTinning, R., McCuaig, L., & Hunter, L. (Eds.) (2006)PEARSON, EDUCATION AUSTRALIA, SYDNEY.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2015, Semester 2, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKristi Coller

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Plus online learning"

WorkShopWeek: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.


Assessment elementComments%
Analytical assignment (1,200-1,500 words)40
Group oral presentation30
Summary of readings30