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

Part A: Course Overview

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

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Bundoora Campus


160H Medical Sciences


Sem 2 2006,
Sem 2 2007,
Sem 2 2008,
Sem 2 2009,
Sem 2 2010,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 2 2016


Bundoora Campus


360H Education


Sem 2 2017,
Sem 2 2018

Course Coordinator: Dr Rachael Whittle

Course Coordinator Phone: via email

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 220.04.28

Course Coordinator Availability: Please email for an appointment

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Enforced Pre-requisites:  

Methods of Teaching Health and Physical Education 2A(OHTH2123)

Methods of Teaching Health and Physical Education 1A & 1B(OHTH2121, OHTH2122)

Course Description

The main aim of the course is to continue the development of your knowledge and skill in the teaching of physical education and health.

The Teaching Practice component of this course provides for the development of teaching skills and professional competencies in a secondary school setting.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

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

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of students 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. Engage in professional learning (PLO6)
  6. Engage professionally with colleagues, parent/carers and the community (PLO7)

 This course contributes to the development of a range of Victorian Institute of Teaching and Australian Institute of Teaching and School Leadership National Professional Standards for Physical Education Teachers (AITSL).

On completion of this course you should be able to:

  1. Apply your knowledge of teaching strategies in and for the context of schools. Apply these strategies coherently and solve problems within the professional setting in a context sensitive manner including issues related to diversity.
  2. critically reflect on your own teaching.
  3. apply principles of risk management to planning and teaching in secondary schools.
  4. plan student-centred lessons consistent with the current curriculum that fosters socially and culturally inclusive practices and positive student behaviour.
  5. develop knowledge of different teaching approaches, including the integration of information communication technology and apply at least one teaching approach with students.
  6. Identify typical ethical and professional issues that impact a teacher including developing pastoral care skills with a focus on student well-being.

Overview of Learning Activities

Lectures, independent reading of texts and journals, practical classes, practical teaching placements and the use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) are the key student learning experiences.

Synergy between lectures, practical sessions and the school placement is the fundamental basis of planned learning experiences for the course. Personal reflection and feedback from supervisors provide a foundation for individual growth.

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 your learning.

Forty eight hours (48) of lecturer guided learning (lectures, practical classes) and seventy two hours (72) of self-directed learning through online activities and independent study. In addition you will spend 1 day a week in a secondary school for 10 weeks.

Overview of Learning Resources

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

Overview of Assessment

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 tasks:

  1. Practical Teaching Assignment (15%) 
    This assessment task supports CLOs 1,2,3,4,5
  1. Written Assignment (35%) 
    This assessment task supports CLOs 1,2,3,4,5
  1. End of semester Written Assessment (50%) 
    This assessment task supports CLOs 1,3,5,6
  1. Teaching placement (Pass/Fail) 
    This assessment task supports CLOs 1,2,3,4,5,6
  1. Professional teaching portfolio (Pass/Fail) 
     This assessment task supports CLOs 1,2,3,4,5,6

The following hurdle requirements also apply:

Teaching Placement

Students need to pass the teaching placement in order to pass the course. 100% attendance for the 10-days in a school is required. Students are assessed by a VIT registered supervising teacher in their school and/or RMIT supervising staff. Students are also required to complete 10 hours of non-paid professional engagement within a school environment in addition to their teaching.

Professional Teaching Portfolio

Students need to pass the portfolio in order to pass the course.

Weekly lesson plans must be submitted to a satisfactory standard to the supervising teacher and be signed off prior to class to be permitted to teach in schools.

Hurdle Requirement Practical Classes

In order to pass the course, you are required actively participate in 80% of practical sessions. If you fail to actively participate in 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 and not contribute to the 80% active participation required to pass this course.

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.

Students must have a valid Working with Children Check to undertake WIL placements

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.

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