Course Title: Professional Experience: Understanding Learners in Health, Physical Education and Sport

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Professional Experience: Understanding Learners in Health, Physical Education and Sport

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Bundoora Campus


360H Education


Sem 2 2019,
Sem 2 2020

Course Coordinator: Carl Ridgeway

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 7337

Course Coordinator Email:

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

This course builds upon the theoretical basis and skill foundation in teaching Health, Physical Education and Sport introduced in Fundamentals of Movement Instruction. Emphasis will be placed on building a more comprehensive understanding and application of teaching competencies. An understanding of the effective interaction of the teacher, student and teaching environments will be developed. The teaching practice component of this course provides for the acquisition of teaching skills and professional competencies in an applied setting. You will complete an experience in a school setting under the supervision of an experienced teacher of Health and Physical Education. The course includes a Work Integrated Learning experience in which your knowledge and skills will be applied and assessed in a real or simulated workplace context and where feedback from industry and/ or community is integral to your experience. 

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development


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

  AITSL Standards
 Use curriculum, assessment and reporting knowledge to plan, develop and evaluate individual lesson plans and units of instruction, and reflect on your own teaching practices.  1.2, 2.2, 2.3,
 Distinguish a range of effective Health, Physical Education and Sport teaching practices and the implications for teaching in a school setting, and adapt teaching strategies to different skill development stages and individual learning characteristics of students. 1.2, 1.3, 2.2
 Manage challenging behaviour, implement and evaluate new teaching pedagogies during placement as appropriate, seek and apply constructive feedback to improve teaching practices. 1.3, 3.3, 4.2, 4.3, 6.3
 Compare and select typical design processes involved in developing a Health and Physical Education curriculum and of content commonly taught in primary and lower secondary school Health and Physical Education programs.2.3

In this course students will develop the following program learning outcomes:

● Demonstrate broad and coherent theoretical and technical knowledge in practical applications in Health, Physical Education and Sport

● Consolidate and synthesise expert content and pedagogical content knowledge and apply evidence-based high-impact teaching strategies in professional practice

● Analyse and evaluate student-centred learning approaches to plan effectively for differentiation in Health, Physical Education and Sport

● Create a safe and engaging learning environment using inclusive strategies, sustainable practices and digital technologies for diverse audiences

Overview of Learning Activities

Your learning in this course will involve a range of face-to-face and online activities including lectures, sessions, practical activities, readings, collaborative group work, class discussion and individual reflection. Your learning in this course will also involve professional experience in an educational classroom setting

Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT University will support your access to learning resources for this course. Readings from current educational literature will be provided through your online course site and will be drawn from highly regarded academic journals, books and conferences as well as reports, websites and other online resources. The University Library provides extensive scholarly resources to supplement your suggested readings and research and is able to request books or articles from any library in the world. Guides to the literature in your discipline area are available from Assistance with referencing and avoiding plagiarism is available here The Library and the Study and Learning Centre are also on hand to support and assist in the development of your academic skills to make best use of such resources within your academic studies.

Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on how well you meet the course learning outcomes and on their development against the program learning outcomes.

 Assessment task (%) CLO  AITSL Standards
 Peer teaching and feedback assessment (40%)  1, 3  1.2, 2.2, 2.3, 6.3
 Unit planning and curriculum development (30%) 4 2.3
 Teaching Professional Portfolio and critical reflection focusing on managing challenging behaviour (30%) 1, 2, 31.2, 1.3, 2.2, 2.3, 3.3, 4.2, 4.3, 6.3

In order to pass this course, you are required to receive a satisfactory assessment on your professional experience, in accordance with expectations outlined in the PX Handbook for the course. Due to safety and professional accreditation requirements students must satisfactorily complete all practical sessions. If you fail to meet this requirement, for reasons other than those approved by special considerations, you will not pass the course. If granted Special Consideration, you may become eligible to complete alternative professional experience and/or practical activity to pass the course.

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 coordinator or the Equitable Learning Services if you would like to find out more. Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions which are available for review online: