Course Title: Physical Education Method A

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Physical Education Method A

Credit Points: 12

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Bundoora Campus


360H Education


Sem 1 2006,
Sem 1 2007,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 1 2014

Course Coordinator: Seth Brown

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 7848

Course Coordinator

Course Coordinator Location: 220.03.02

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

One and a half years of study in Physical Education

Course Description

This is a methods course that focuses on the principles and practices involved in the teaching of Physical Education. A variety of teaching styles and management strategies will be examined. Students will also develop their individual philosophies and values by investigating a range of appropriate skills, practices and learning models for Physical Education in secondary schools. This course will focus on the planning of classroom and curriculum materials. 

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

This course is designed to assist students to:
• Develop an appreciation of the diversity of practice in Physical Education in schools.
• Develop their knowledge of Physical Education activities.
• Teach Physical Education safely.
• Develop their philosophy in relation to teaching Physical Education.
• Use curriculum documents and relevant resources to design a course of study and plan classroom activities and materials in Physical Education.

Upon completion of this course students will be able to:
• Understand the scope of physical activity in the secondary school.
• Analyse values, ideas and issues in relation to teaching methods in Physical Education.
• Cooperate with others in planning, designing and implementing a safe and challenging Physical Education program.
• Develop their philosophy and values in teaching Physical Education.
• Demonstrate the basic skills involved in a broad range of Physical Education activities.

ICT Outcomes
At the conclusion of this course, students will have demonstrated and/or acquired the following ICT capabilities:
• Understandings of the role of ICT in learning and implications for the classroom.
• Awareness of a range of contemporary ICT resources suitable for the classroom.
• Skills in using ICT for communication, presentation, work preparation and implementation.

VIT Standards
This course is aligned with the following standards:
• Teachers know how students learn and how to teach them effectively.
• Teachers know the content they teach.
• Teachers plan and assess for effective learning.
• Teachers create and maintain safe and challenging learning environments.
• Teachers use a range of teaching strategies and resources to engage students in effective learning.
• Teachers reflect on, evaluate and improve their professional knowledge and practice.
• Teachers are active members of their profession.


Overview of Learning Activities

Students’ learning in this course will involve a range of activities including lectures, tutorials, workshops, on-line discussions, curriculum design and readings in order to support the development of the learning outcomes of this course.


Overview of Learning Resources

See Part B

Overview of Assessment

Assessment tasks are directly linked to the stated objectives and outcomes. Assessment in the course will be both theoretical and practical in nature. A range of formative and summative assessment types will be incorporated into the course (for example, written, oral or performance based assessment).

Students should refer to Part B of the course guide for further information on assessment.