Course Title: Physical Education Method B

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Physical Education Method B

Credit Points: 12

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Bundoora Campus


360H Education


Sem 2 2006,
Sem 2 2008,
Sem 2 2009,
Sem 2 2010,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 2 2014

Course Coordinator: Peter H. Meaney

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 7852

Course Coordinator

Course Coordinator Location: 220.03.007

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Successful completion of Physical Education Method A

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 pedagogy, assessment and reporting practices.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

This course is designed to assist students to:
• Develop an appreciation of the diversity of practice in relation to Physical Education in schools.
• Develop their knowledge of Physical Education activities.
• Teach Physical Education safely.
• Develop their philosophy in relation to teaching Physical Education.
• Effectively assess and report on students’ learning in Physical Education

Upon completion of this course students will be able to:
• Understand the scope of physical activity in the secondary school.
• Analyse the values, ideas and issues in relation to teaching, assessment and reporting 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 in 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

Allen (editor), 1997 “Physical Activity Ideas for Action- Secondary”, Australia
Cheatum and Hammond., 2000
“Physical Activities for Improving Children’s Learning and Behaviour”, USA
Cone et al, 1999 “”Interdisciplinary Teaching Through Physical Education”, USA
Gaujers and Browne, (third Edition) 2002 “Physical Education Studies Book 1 (Year 11)”,
Gaujers and Browne, (third Edition) 2002 “Physical Education Studies Book 2 (Year 12)”,
Gunstone et al., 2003 “Journey through Health and Human Development”, Australia
Mohnsen., 2003 “Teaching Middle School Physical Education”, USA
Williams, (second edition), 1995 “Introduction to Health and Physical Education for secondary School”, Australia

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.