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

Part A: Course Overview

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

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 Jason Wong

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 7095

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 220.04.16

Course Coordinator Availability: Please send email for appointment

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

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

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

Course Description

This course aims to extend your understanding, skills and knowledge of effective teaching skills. Particular emphasis will be placed on understanding the link between teaching skills and professional teaching competencies, curricular issues whilst teaching sex education, mental health and drug and alcohol education and aquatics.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Upon successful completion of this course, you should be able to:
1. Demonstrate an understanding of assessment principles involved in the development of a P-10 health and physical education curriculum, and evaluate strategies within the context of the Victorian Essential Learning Standards and Australian Curriculum.
2. Demonstrate an awareness of issues that impact the school curriculum, e.g. welfare policies.
3. Demonstrate an understanding of the sex education and drug education content and teaching approaches
4. Demonstrate competence in the practice and teaching of a range of aquatics based skills and activities.

Program Learning Outcomes
This course contributes to your development of the following Victorian Institute of Teaching and Australian Institute of Teaching and School Leadership National Professional Standards for Teachers (AITSL):
1. Demonstrate an understanding of students and know how they learn (PLO 1)
2. Develop content knowledge and how to teach it (PLO 2)
3. Plan and implement effective teaching and learning strategies (PLO 3)
4. Create and maintain a supportive and safe learning environment (PLO 4)
5. Assess, provide feedback and report on student learning (PLO 5)
6. Engage in professional learning (PLO 6)


Overview of Learning Activities

Workshops, class discussion, independent reading, practical activities (Including Aquatics) are the key student learning experiences. You will be directed towards readings accessible electronically and through myRMIT.
Synergy between workshops and practical activities is the fundamental basis of planned learning experiences of the course. Personal reflection, informed discussion in class, interaction with peers and feedback from lecturers provide a foundation for individual growth.


Overview of Learning Resources

Learning resources in this course include class readings, workshop notes, practical activities, links to professional development sites, handouts and references on selected topics. You will need to regularly access the Learning Hub to view and access these materials. It will be to your advantage to access and review lecture notes and related materials prior to class.

Overview of Assessment

1. Aquatic Assignment
2. Assignment based on sex and/or drug education
3. Examination will be based upon the lecture content and prescribed readings
4. Workshop and Aquatics Attendance Pass/Fail (Hurdle requirement)