Course Title: Methods of Teaching Health & Physical Education 3A

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Methods of Teaching Health & Physical Education 3A

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 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 1 2016


Bundoora Campus


360H Education


Sem 1 2017,
Sem 1 2018

Course Coordinator: Kate Jenkinson

Course Coordinator Phone: 9925 7337

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 220.04.07

Course Coordinator Availability: By email

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

 Enforced Pre-requisites: OHTH2123 & OHTH2124 Methods of Teaching Health and Physical Education 2A & 2B (year 2)

Course Description

Methods of Teaching Health and Physical Education 3A 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 2A and 2B. Emphasis will be placed on building a comprehensive understanding of and ability to apply Year 3 teaching competencies. Particular emphasis will be placed on expanding your teaching styles including ‘Game Sense’, and the evaluation and reflection of teaching skills and teaching effectiveness.

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.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

This course will contribute to developing 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. Apply various teaching methods including the ‘Games Sense’ approach  to teaching placement experiences.
  2. Apply the ‘Game Sense’ teaching pedagogy effectively by engaging students in cognitive and physical problem-solving learning opportunities in practical contexts.
  3. Apply knowledge of game play, strategies and tactics to planning student-centred lessons.
  4. Demonstrate competence and understanding in the practice and teaching of sports involving the invasion games, net/wall sports, target games and striking/running games.
  5. Demonstrate an understanding of further instructional models of teaching to theoretical and practical health and physical education teaching contexts.
  6. Refine and consolidate the physical education teaching skills gained in the subject Methods of Teaching Health and Physical Education 2A and 2B.
  7. Learn the principles of risk management and apply those principles to planning and instructing lessons.
  8. Plan lessons consistent with the Victorian Curriculum.

Overview of Learning Activities

Lectures, 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 per week.

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 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8).
2. Teaching Professional Portfolio (50%) (CLO 1,2,3,4,7,8).
3. Teaching Assignment (25%) (CLOs 1,2,3,4)

Please note the following two requirements apply to the course OHTH2125 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.


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.

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