Course Title: Teaching Physical Education

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Teaching Physical Education

Credit Points: 12


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Brunswick Campus


360H Education


Sem 1 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 1 2016,
Sem 1 2017,
Sem 1 2018


Bundoora Campus


360H Education


Sem 1 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 1 2016,
Sem 1 2017,
Sem 1 2018

Course Coordinator: Seth Brown

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 7848

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 220.03.02

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

In this course you will be introduced to learning and teaching physical education in primary schools and the central role movement plays in the healthy development of the whole child. You will develop skills and knowledge about motor development in primary school-aged children. Engaging in a range of activities and methods, you will explore models which contribute to your capacity to teach physical education in diverse learning environments. Practical sessions are a key component of the course, assisting you to apply theory through play, games, dance, movement and physical activity.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

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

  • Plan sequential and developmentally appropriate movement learning activities
  • Perform and model effective physical education teaching skills and activities
  • Critically reflect on current health and physical education issues
  • Recognise, appreciate and evaluate safety issues in movement activities
  • Engage learners using a wide range of resources, which reflect diverse capacities and contexts.

You will be assessed on your development of the following program learning outcomes in this course:

  • Engage with diverse learners in a range of educational contexts in order to develop skills and knowledge for flexible and adaptable participation in professional communities of practice.
  • Develop and apply theoretical and practical knowledge and skills to your professional practice and development in curriculum, pedagogy and assessment.
  • Critically analyse, synthesise and reflect on educational policy and practice in both local and international contexts.
  • Demonstrate creativity, critical thinking and innovation when identifying and solving problems in diverse educational contexts.
  • Communicate using a range of formats and strategies to audiences within and external to the discipline of education.
  • Work with others in a range of roles and contexts, demonstrating cultural, environmental and social awareness and ethical and reflective practice.
  • Apply initiative and judgement in planning in planning, problem solving and decision making to enhance your practice and continuing professional development.

Overview of Learning Activities

You will be engaged in learning that involves face to face lectures, study groups, group work planning, online study tasks, individual and group research, and practical sessions which cover a wide range of movement activities reflecting learning by primary school-aged children.

Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems. While there is no set text for this course, a handbook of course materials will be provided by your lecturer. Course notes will be made available online. A list of recommended learning resources will be included, including reference books and web resources. You will also be expected to seek further resources relevant to the  focus of your own learning.

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 a group task in preparing a unit of Physical Education curriculum, and a two hour written test on analysing case studies and pedagogical scenarios in physical education settings, based upon course content delivered in class.

Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks.

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 Manager or the Equitable Learning Services if you would like to find out more.   The statement of student responsibilities  summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your teachers.   Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies and procedures which are described online at: