Course Title: Professional Experience: Fundamentals of Movement and Instruction

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Professional Experience: Fundamentals of Movement and Instruction

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Bundoora Campus


360H Education


Sem 1 2019,
Sem 1 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

In this course you will develop knowledge and understanding in the theoretical basis and foundation skills to teach Health, Physical Education and Sport. Emphasis will be placed on the qualities of an effective Health and Physical Education teacher and effective Health and Physical Education teaching practices. You will be supported by third year students who will act as mentors in partnership with school-based and academic staff. You will learn about the Code of Conduct for the teaching profession. This course provides the first opportunity for you to begin teaching in a school setting. The teaching practice component of this course provides for the acquisition of teaching skills and professional competencies in an applied setting. The relationship between the theory covered in this course and the practical aspects of the teaching placement and mentoring relationships will be built throughout the course. This course includes a Work Integrated Learning experience in which your knowledge and skills will be applied and assessed in a school environment and where feedback from supervising staff and mentors are integral to the learning experience. 

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development


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

  AITSL Standards
 Apply pedagogical expertise of effective Physical Education and Sport teaching practices in a small group setting. 1.1, 4.2
 Apply and evaluate inclusive and engaging student-centred learning approaches to develop lesson plans across a range of curriculum content 3.1, 4.1
 Use supervisor and teacher feedback and classroom management techniques to provide feedback, manage challenging behaviour and to foster a safe learning environment for students. 3.5, 4.3, 5.2, 6.3
 Organise classroom activities and develop a range of teaching strategies including modified and creative games to implement within practical classes 2.1, 3.3
 Identify and apply literacy and numeracy teaching strategies in a Health and Physical Education setting. 2.5
 Demonstrate effective skills in communicating and collaborating in professional contexts 


Program Learning Outcomes for BP319 students In this course you will develop the following program learning outcomes:

● 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 


Program Learning Outcomes for BP320 students

● 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

● Consolidate and synthesise expert content and pedagogical content knowledge and develop highly effective classroom teaching skills in an area of specialisation

Overview of Learning Activities

Your learning in this course will involve a range of face-to-face and online activities including lectures, workshops, 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 Page 4 of 12 resources within your academic studies.

Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on how well you meet the course learning outcomes and on your development against the program learning outcomes. Assessment will cover both theoretical and practical aspects of your learning.


 Assessment task (%)  CLO  AITSL Standards
 Teaching resource incorporating literacy and numeracy teaching strategies in Health and Physical Education (35%)  1, 2, 5, 6 1.1, 3.1, 3.3, 4.1, 4.2,
 Teaching skills - Peer teaching: Organising and providing clear instructions (Group, 25%)  1, 4, 6 1.1, 2.1, 3.3, 4.2
 Teaching portfolio and critical reflection on teaching placement and using feedback to inform teaching practices (40%) 1, 2, 3, 4  1.1, 2.1, 3.1, 3.3, 3.5, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 5.2, 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: