Course Title: Teaching Physical Education

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Teaching Physical Education

Credit Points: 12.00


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,
Sem 1 2019,
Sem 1 2020,
Sem 1 2021,
Sem 1 2022,
Sem 1 2023

Course Coordinator: Jonathan Leo Ng

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 0257

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 220.03.017

Course Coordinator Availability: By email

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 and knowledge of the physical education curriculum through play, games, dance, movement and physical activity. 

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development


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

 Perform and model effective physical education teaching skills and activities  1.1, 2.1 
 Recognise, appreciate and evaluate safety issues in movement activities 1.1, 4.4
 Plan developmentally appropriate movement learning activities  1.1, 1.2, 2.2
 Engage learners using a wide range of resources, which reflect diverse capacities and contexts. 4.1, 3.4, 1.3, 1.6
5 Critically reflect on current physical education issues and practices  2.1

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

  • Demonstrate broad and coherent theoretical and technical knowledge in education
  • Critically analyse and apply theoretical and practical knowledge and skills to your professional practice in curriculum, pedagogy and assessment across a range of disciplines, reflecting a graduate level of proficiency in teaching
  • Apply initiative, judgement, creativity, critical thinking and problem solving skills and the capacity to work responsibly, ethically and inclusively in individual and collaborative professional contexts to enhance your practice
  • Demonstrate an understanding of and capacity to promote education for a sustainable future and to support diversity in all its forms
  • Communicate effectively with different stakeholders in the education field through a broad range of communication modes and digital technologies in diverse educational contexts.

Overview of Learning Activities

You will need to complete regular weekly learning tasks that may involve online activities, reading broadly, analysing video material and case studies, reporting critically on set questions, researching course topics, and completing prescribed assessment tasks. You will also be required to participate in practical activities and physical education games. 

Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems. Suggested readings from current educational literature will be provided on the course website and will be drawn from highly regarded academic journals, books and conferences as well as reports, websites and other online resources.

The University Library has extensive resources for teacher education students.

The Library has produced a number of subject guides that includes quality online and print resources for your studies Education Library Guides The Library provides guides on academic referencing and subject specialist help via your Liaison Librarians.

Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on how well you meet the course’s learning outcomes and on your development against the program learning outcomes. Assessment will cover both theoretical and practical aspects of your learning. You will be able to develop your work in relation to your own specific areas of interest in your professional practice.

Task 1: Quiz on Weeks 1-4 content (15%) CLO2,3,5

Task 2: Designing Movement-based Activities (40%) CLO2,3,4

Task 3: Creating a Video Resource (30%) CLO2,3,4

Task 4: Critical Reflection (15%) CLO4,5

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