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012217 Personal Development, Health and Physical Education 1

6cp; availability: exchange and study abroad students with faculty approval



The aim of this subject is to develop students' knowledge and understanding of the nature of the discipline of personal development, health and physical education (PDHPE), its relationship to supporting the development of the health and wellbeing of the child, and implications for teaching. The subject introduces students to PDHPE in primary schools. It examines health and movement issues relevant to the primary-aged child in today's society. It introduces relevant theories and processes underpinning the discipline and teaching of the PDHPE key learning area. The subject addresses the areas of fundamental movement skills, dance, gymnastics, games, sports, healthy approaches to physical activity, healthy eating, sexual health, safety and protective behaviours, child protection, drug education, social and emotional wellbeing, resilience, connectedness, interpersonal relationships and healthy choices. This involves a thorough analysis of the theoretical and practical movement and health studies supporting the implementation of the NSW K–6 PDHPE syllabus package, with a view to the development of informed and integrated teaching programs. Students participate in activity-based workshops that address supporting topics as well as issues relevant to their future working environments.

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