Course Title: Methods of Teaching Health & Physical Education 1A

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Methods of Teaching Health & Physical Education 1A

Credit Points: 12


Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

OHTH2121

Bundoora Campus

Undergraduate

160H Medical Sciences

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2006,
Sem 1 2007,
Sem 1 2008,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 1 2015

Course Coordinator: Dr Jason Wong

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 7454

Course Coordinator Email: jason.wong@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Availability: By appointment


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None.


Course Description

This is an introductory course that is designed to provide theoretical basis and skill foundation in teaching physical and sport education. Emphasis will be placed on qualities of an effective physical education teacher and effective physical education teaching practices.

The teaching practice component of this course provides for the acquisition of teaching skills and professional competencies in an applied setting. The relationship between the theory covered in this course and the practical aspects of the teaching placement, mentoring relationships will be built upon throughout the course. Active participation in class activities is vital to the development of course competencies. Because some class time will be allocated to activities and group work, non-attendance will impact your learning and the functioning of your group. This course provides the first opportunity for you to begin teaching in a school setting. This course is completed in a primary school placement over a series of Wednesdays (subjected to changes).

You will be assisted and supervised by fourth year physical education students who will act as mentors and by Exercise Sciences staff assigned to the school.


 

This course includes a Work Integrated Learning experience in which your knowledge and skills will be applied and assessed in a school environment, and where feedback from supervising staff and mentors are integral to the learning experience.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

This course contributes to the following Program Learning Outcomes for BP041 Bachelor of Applied Science (Health and Physical Education):

This course will contribute to the student’s development of a range of Victorian Institute of Teaching and Australian Institute of Teaching and School Leadership National Professional Standards for Teachers (AITSL):

 

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of you and know how they learn (PLO1)
  2. Develop content knowledge and how to teach it (PLO2)
  3. Plan and implement effective teaching and learning strategies (PLO3)
  4. Create and maintain a supportive and safe learning environment (PLO4)
  5. Assess, provide feedback and report on student learning (PLO5)
  6. Engage in professional learning (PLO6)
  7. Engage professionally with colleagues, parent/carers and the community (PLO7)


Upon successful completion of this course, you should be able to demonstrate knowledge and application of effective physical education teaching practices in a small group setting, with particular expertise in the following areas:

  1. Safety
  2. Teacher feedback
  3. Preventive classroom management
  4. Discipline techniques and strategies
  5. Assessing student and teacher performance via peer and self-assessment
  6. Modification of activities based upon student performance
  7. Development of lesson and unit plans across a range of curriculum content


Overview of Learning Activities

This course provides you with multiple opportunities to interact, discuss and critically reflect on course content. Learning activities include lectures, workshops, mentoring, practical/laboratory sessions, school teaching experiences and independent reading. The relationship between the theory and the practical aspects of the teaching placement experience will be built upon throughout the semester. You are strongly encouraged to make use of you fourth year supervisors, school supervisors and RMIT staff during the teaching placement.

You are encouraged to seek assistance early so that they can fully benefit from any suggestions and advice provided.  Assigned readings will assist you to focus content material.

Attendance and active participation in class activities is vital to the development of course competencies. Because class time will be allocated to activities and group work, non-attendance will impact on you’ learning and the functioning of group tasks.

You will undertake at least five (5) hours per week in one semester comprising tutorials/laboratory/practical sessions and online activities. You are expected to spend a minimum of eight (8) hours per week in WIL placement.

In addition, you are expected to spend a minimum of four (4) hours per week in independent study.


Overview of Learning Resources

Learning resources in this course include class readings, lecture notes (including Powerpoint presentations), practical exercises, handouts and references on selected topics. The myRMIT system provides opportunities for you to independently access much of this material. It will be your advantage to access and review lecture notes prior to class.


Overview of Assessment

☐This course has no hurdle requirements.

☒All hurdle requirements for this course are indicated clearly in the assessment regime that follows, against the relevant assessment task(s) and all have been approved by the College Deputy Pro Vice-Chancellor (Leaning & Teaching).

 

Assessment task

 

CLOs*

Weighting (%)

Teaching portfolio 1

  • Safety
  • Teacher feedback
  • Preventive classroom management
  • Discipline techniques and strategies
  • Assessing student and teacher performance via peer and self-assessment
  • Modification of activities based upon student performance
  • Development of lesson and unit plans across a range of curriculum content
  • Development of lesson and unit plans across a range of curriculum content

20

Teaching skills

20

Teaching portfolio 2

30

Exam

30

Hurdle attendance

80% class attendance; 100% WIL placement

Yes/No

WIL placement

  • You will need to complete the teaching practicum experience in a primary school
  • You will be assessed by VIT registered supervising teachers in schools to pass the teaching practicum
  • You are also required to complete 10 hours of non-paid professional engagement within a school environment in addition to their teaching

 

Pass/Fail

Total

 

100%

*Marking criteria/rubrics will be made available to all you


Work Integrated Learning:
Students enrolled in this course will be required to undertake placement as part of the assessment of the course. A number of requirements must be met by students to ensure eligibility for placement. Further details on each of these are available in Part B of the Course Guide and on MyRMIT.

  • Working with Children Check

Students enrolled in this course will be required to undertake placement as part of the assessment of the course. A number of requirements must be met by students to ensure eligibility for placement.
Students are responsible for any expenses associated to attending professional placement. These costs may include, but are not limited to the following: uniform, police check application, first aid training, travel, accommodation and vaccinations.
Further details on each of these are available on MyRMIT.

Placement Agreements:
Placement agreements between RMIT and the placement organisation are in place. Any information required by students contained in the agreement is available on MyRMIT or InPlace.

Working with Children Check:
A current Working with Children Card (WWCC) must be held by the student. Students are required by law to list RMIT as an organisation with who you will be undertaking child related volunteer work. Where a student receives a negative notice for their WWCC, the Placement Coordinator or WIL Coordinator will make contact with the relevant placement organisation to confirm eligibility to attend the placement. A negative notice means you cannot engage in child-related work under any circumstance. It is important to note that a negative notice may prevent a student from accessing suitable, or any, professional placement(s) and may therefore be delayed or prevented from satisfactorily progressing through the program.

Uniform:
Students are required to purchase and wear the uniform for Health & Physical Education. The uniform must be worn at all times while on placement.