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ED2090 - Health and Physical Education for Early Childhood

Credit points: 3
Year: 2021
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: College of Arts, Society & Education

This subject assists students to develop the knowledge, attitudes and skills necessary for planning, teaching and assessing learning in Health and Physical Education in early childhood, based upon relevant and appropriate State and National curriculum texts and the Early Years Framework documentation. Students will examine the models and trends in early childhood (birth to 8 years) and primary Health and Physical Education (HPE), including propositions of educative purpose, strengths-based and socio-critical approaches, health literacy, valuing movement, play-based pedagogy and Indigenous perspectives. They will also be cognisant of the role the HPE curriculum has in the development of personal and social capability in children. Approaches to developing learner-centred, integrated and inclusive curricula are emphasised.

Learning Outcomes

  • critically analyse and reflect upon Health and Physical Education teaching practices and resources;
  • design inclusive and purposeful lessons, including literacy and numeracy demands, required in teaching the Health and Physical Education curriculum in the early years;
  • devise learning experiences that reflect knowledge of and commitment to the multifaceted nature of health, physical activity and movement, maximum participation and enjoyment, guided by social justice principles of diversity, safe and supportive environments and equity;
  • critically reflect upon teaching practice, using the AITSL Graduate Teacher Standards, the ACARA HPE Curriculum and the Early Years Learning Framework;
  • structure learning experiences that demonstrate knowledge of and respect for Indigenous perspectives particular to Health and Physical Education.

Subject Assessment

    Prerequisites: 6 credit points of level 1 ED subjects or ADM to course code 38110


    External, Study Period 2
    Census Date 26-Aug-2021
    Workload expectations:

    The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

    • 39 hours - Online engagement
    • assessment and self-directed study
    Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU

    JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 52
    Census Date 05-Aug-2021
    Workload expectations:

    The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

    • 26 hours lectures (didactic or interactive)
    • 13 hours tutorials
    • assessment and self-directed study

    Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.