edu5ihp introduction to health and pe




Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject provides a general overview of the Key Learning Area (KLA) of health and physical education (HPE). HPE 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, various traditions of HPE are analysed. Since games and sports represent a large proportion of HPE programmes within Australia, an appropriate understanding of different models and approaches of teaching in HPE is important in order to enhance student learning. Consequently, this subject is designed to introduce students to the educational benefits of student-designed games by integrating different models of HPE through creative and innovative projects.

SchoolSchool of Education

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorSteven Stolz

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules



Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Analyse current traditions of health and physical education (HPE).

Traditions of HPE

02. Apply and integrate different models and approaches of teaching in PE that are creative and innovative and which will enhance student learning in PE.

Models and approaches to teaching HPE

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2015, Week 35-47, Blended


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSteven Stolz

Class requirements

Lecture/WorkshopWeek: 40 - 40
One 2.5 days lecture/workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 40 to week 40 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Plus directed online learning activities"


Assessment elementComments%ILO*
Literature summary Part A: Web 2.0 presentation Part B: Weekly blog postings (2000 words equiv)4001
Theory into Practice Part A: Group designed game Part B: Student project book (4000 words equiv)6002