Health and Physical Education

EDU30014 12.5 Credit Points Online Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • On-campus: 24 hours Face to face Swinburne online - Nil

2021 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 1

1 Mar 21 - 30 May 21

6 Jul 21

Last self enrolment:
14 Mar 21

31 Mar 21

Last withdraw without fail:
16 Apr 21

More teaching periods

Swinburne Online

Teaching Period 1 Teaching Period 3

8 Mar 21 - 6 Jun 21

29 Jun 21

Last self enrolment:
21 Mar 21

2 Apr 21

Last withdraw without fail:
23 Apr 21

1 Nov 21 - 6 Feb 22

1 Mar 22

Last self enrolment:
14 Nov 21

26 Nov 21

Last withdraw without fail:
24 Dec 21


EDU10004 Theories of Teaching and Learning

Aims and objectives

This unit focuses on preparing pre-service teachers to plan, teach and assess Health and Physical Education in the primary classroom. In this unit pre-service teachers will gain knowledge of the principles, practices and relevant national and/or state or territory curriculum context of teaching health and physical education. An emphasis will be placed on safety (physical and emotional) as a key consideration within this learning area.

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1. Communicate the relevant national and/or state or territory curriculum content of Health and Physical Education, including the importance of physical exercise and the specific motor skills children should develop at different year levels.
2. Analyse pedagogical approaches in teaching and learning of Health and Physical Education in the Primary classroom.
3. Generate plans of lessons / units of work that reflect relevant current curriculum documentation and contemporary pedagogical approaches including the use of ICT with a focus on student engagement.
4. Evaluate a range of assessment and reporting strategies and record keeping instruments within Health and Physical Education in terms of their purpose, benefits, limitations and implementation constraints.
5. Evaluate appropriate methods to maintain safe and challenging learning environments within Health and Physical Education.