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

2020 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 1

2 Mar 20 - 31 May 20

7 Jul 20

Last self enrolment:
15 Mar 20

31 Mar 20

Last withdraw without fail:
17 Apr 20

More teaching periods

Swinburne Online

Teaching Period 2

6 Jul 20 - 4 Oct 20

27 Oct 20

Last self enrolment:
19 Jul 20

31 Jul 20

Last withdraw without fail:
21 Aug 20


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. 

Courses with unit

BA-EDUPRI1 Bachelor of Education (Primary)
BA-EDUPRI Bachelor of Education (Primary)
DP-EDU Diploma of Education Studies
AB-EDU Associate Degree of Education