edu4phe physical education method p12




Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students are introduced to a theoretical basis and skill foundation in teaching physical education in a school setting. Emphasis is on qualities of an effective physical education teacher and physical teaching practices. Students have the opportunity to apply a range of knowledge and skills to development and evaluation of a P-10 physical education curriculum. The curriculum is linked to the concepts, framework and learning outcomes contained in the Physical, Personal and Social Learning strand of the Victorian Essential Learning Standards. This subject prepares beginner teachers to teach post-compulsory physical education. Students are introduced to the structure and content of the VCE Physical Education Study Design, and are provided with the knowledge and skills to plan, teach, assess and resource physical education.

SchoolSchool of Education

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorDebra Edwards

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules


Co-requisites Student must be enrolled in course EBPHEB or course EBPOEB

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsEDU4PHE: Physical Education Teaching Method ReadingsPrescribedLa Trobe University (2013)BENDIGO: LA TROBE UNIVERSITY
ReadingsInstructional Models for Physical Education (2nd ed.)RecommendedMetzler, M.W. (2005)SCOTTSDALE, AZ: HOLCOMB HATHAWAY PUBLISHERS
ReadingsLearning to Teach: A primer for pre-service teachersRecommendedMarland, P.(2007)SYDNEY: PEARSON EDUCATION AUSTRALIA
ReadingsTeaching Health and Physical Education in Australian SchoolsRecommendedTinning, R., McCuaig, L., & Hunter, L.,(Eds.)(2006)SYDNEY: PEARSON EDUCATION AUSTRALIA

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Plan learning sequences and units which are consistent with curriculum statements, frameworks and assessment structures commonly used in schools.


02. Demonstrate a critical understanding of the pedagogical approaches, content, processes and skills of the content areas they intend to teach.


03. Be aware of the key concepts, structure and developments in their content areas.


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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2019, All Year, Blended


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDebra Edwards

Class requirements

Lecture/SeminarWeek: 10 - 43
Fourteen 2.0 hours lecture/seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Plus online learning"

Placement - Off Site
One 15.0 days placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.
"EBPHEB students only"


Assessment elementComments%ILO*
Literature Review (1350 words equivalent)3002, 03
Unit of Work4001, 02, 03
Unit of Work VCE (1250 words equivalent)3001, 02, 03
Professional PracticeHurdle