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ED4493 - Advanced Studies in Physical Education, Health and Wellbeing

Credit points: 3
Year: 2023
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: College of Arts, Society & Education

Limited, SP2

In this subject pre-service teachers will integrate meaningful community-based service learning (minimum 50 hours) and reflection to enrich their understanding of their professional identity as HPE specialists. Pre-service teachers will extend their disciplinary knowledge and pedagogical skills to design, deliver and assess innovative learning experiences for diverse children/adolescents. They will integrate technology to assist with making judgements about outcome attainment. The underlying aim of engagement in service learning is to strengthen communities through provision of HPE-related programs which advance children's/adolescents' movement proficiencies as well as Australian Curriculum General Capabilities and Cross Curricular Priorities. Learning experiences are designed to support pre-service teachers' commitment to active citizenship moving forward in the communities in which they work.

Learning Outcomes

  • communicate coherent understanding of their professional identity as a Health and Physical Education specialist teacher in presentation to colleagues;
  • critically reflect on service learning and active citizenship to justify how community engagement enhances the status of the profession in presentation to colleagues;
  • demonstrate professional engagement with colleagues and the community through provision of a service-learning project which exemplifies use of responsive and differentiated pedagogies catering for diverse learners in authentic contexts;
  • evaluate how integration of technology assists with making judgements in HPE;
  • justify HPE judgements to colleagues in moderation conversations.

Subject Assessment

  • Performance/Practice/Product > Portfolio - (35%) - Individual
  • Moderation - (35%) - Individual
  • Performance/Practice/Product > Professional placement performance - (30%) - Individual.
It is assumed that students will have strong academic literacy capabilities; appropriate knowledge and skills to engage critically with texts and tasks; capacity for reflection and effective professional and interpersonal communication skills; the ability to work in new settings and contribute in meaningful ways; capacity for time-management and strong organisational skills.
Prerequisites: ED3488 OR (ED2190 AND ED3197) OR (ED3209 AND ED3210 AND ED3297)


Townsville, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 24-Aug-2023
Coordinator: Dr Tamra Jones
Lecturers: Dr Tamra Jones, Mrs Bobbie McMinn.
Workload expectations:

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

  • 8 hours workshops
  • 8 hours online activity
  • 50 hours professional Experience
  • 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.