Course Title: Methods of Teaching Health & Physical Education 2A

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Methods of Teaching Health & Physical Education 2A

Credit Points: 12.00

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Bundoora Campus


160H Medical Sciences


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 2015,
Sem 1 2016


Bundoora Campus


360H Education


Sem 1 2017

Course Coordinator: Lee Anton-Hem

Course Coordinator Phone: Please email

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 220.04.28

Course Coordinator Availability: Please make an appointment by email

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Enforced Pre-requisites: OHTH2121 and OHTH2122 Methods of Teaching Health and Physical Education 1A & 1B (year 1)

Course Description

Methods of Teaching Health and Physical Education 2A is designed to build on the theoretical basis and skill foundation in teaching health and physical education introduced in Methods of Teaching Health and Physical Education 1A and 1B. Emphasis will be placed on building a comprehensive understanding of and ability to apply Year 2 teaching competencies.

The teaching practice component of this course provides for the acquisition of teaching skills and professional competencies in an applied secondary school setting in health and physical education. There may also be opportunities to develop alternative teaching methods. You will complete an experience in a secondary school setting under the supervision of an experienced teacher of health and physical education.

The main aim of the course is to continue the development of your knowledge and skill in the teaching of health and physical education and apply a range of teaching protocols and strategies within the school environment.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

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). 

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

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

Upon successful completion of this course, you should be able to:

  1. Refine and consolidate the physical education teaching skills gained in the subject Methods of Teaching Health and Physical Education 1A and 1B.
  2. Integrate knowledge of a range of teaching strategies into the secondary school environment.
  3. Apply these strategies coherently and solve problems within the professional context to ensure that solutions to problems are context sensitive.
  4. Apply principles of risk management to planning and instructing lessons.
  5. Apply knowledge of human growth, development and movement performance to planning student-centred lessons.
  6. Plan lessons consistent with the Australian Curriculum.
  7. Identify and apply in teaching practice, factors that contribute to creating and maintaining an active, positive learning environment.
  8. Identify and demonstrate effective communication procedures used to enhance student learning in health and physical education activities.
  9. Develop competence in the practice and teaching of secondary school health and physical education curricula.
  10. Apply an understanding of the SEPEP teaching model to  teaching practice and theoretical contexts.

Overview of Learning Activities

Lectures, seminars, independent reading of both Australian and international peer reviewed texts and journals, learning hub activities, and practical placements are the key student learning experiences. Synergy between lectures, the laboratory school placement and the practical sessions is the fundamental basis of planned learning experiences of the course. Personal reflection and feedback from supervisors provide a foundation for individual growth. You will be strongly encouraged to practice skills in those areas where your ability to demonstrate skills needs improvement.

You will undertake four (4) hours per week comprising of lectures, online activities, and practical tutorials. In addition, you are expected to spend a minimum of four (4) hours per week in independent study. Preparation for and reflection on teaching placement will require an additional minimum of four (4) hours.

Overview of Learning Resources

Learning resources in this course include a prescribed textbook, class readings, lecture notes, practical exercises, handouts and references on selected topics.  MyRMIT studies provides opportunities for you to independently access much of this material.  It will be to your advantage to access and review lecture notes prior to class. These should not however be viewed as a complete set of lecture note materials.

Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on how well you meet the course’s learning outcomes and on your development against the program capabilities.

Assessment may include reports, projects and presentations, individually and in groups. 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 report, resource portfolio, lesson plans, curriculum design).

Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks.

Assessment Tasks:

1. In Class Test (25%) (CLOs 2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9, 10).
2. Teaching Professional Portfolio (45%) (CLO 3, 4, 5, 6, 9).
3. Teaching Assignment (30%) (CLOs 1, 2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10)

Please note the following two requirements apply to the course OHTH2123 due to accreditation with the VIT.

Requirement 1: Teaching Placement

Students need to pass the teaching placement in order to pass the course. Students are assessed by a VIT registered supervising teacher in their school and RMIT supervising staff. 

Requirement 2: Seminar and Practical Classes

In order to pass the course, you are required to attend and actively participate in 80% of practical sessions. If you fail to attend the sessions for reasons other than those approved by special considerations, additional sessions will not be provided by the course. If granted Special Consideration, you will become eligible to complete supplementary sessions to meet the hurdle requirement. If you arrive after the class has commenced or leave before the class finishes, you will be marked as having arrived late or left early. You will be provided with one warning, and for each subsequent instance this behaviour will be marked as an absence.

If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or the Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more.