Health and physical education - keeping the curriculum real

Wilson-Gahan, Susan V. (2015) Health and physical education - keeping the curriculum real. In: QLD Health, Physical Education, Physical Activity, Outdoor Education and Sport Conference 2015: Energise, 30 Oct 2015, Gold Coast, Australia.


HPE is privileged by curriculum authorities. It is one of five curriculum areas that Australian school children must have the opportunity to experience during Foundation to Year 10. This is known as a learning entitlement -“learning areas taught to all students in each year of Foundation -Year 10 are: English, mathematics, science, history, health and physical education” (ACARA, 2011). The Melbourne Declaration on Educational Goals for Young Australians (MCEETYA, 2008) states that the curriculum will ‘enable students to build social and emotional intelligence and nurture student wellbeing through HPE in particular’. Even with these credible and well intentioned ideals, there can be a disconnect between the curriculum and the realities of delivery - despite the curriculum documents being well-constructed, informed by research, and written by experts in wide consultation with HPE specialists and other major stakeholders. Teachers have the ultimate responsibility for implementation of the curriculum. This session will facilitate your planning for HPE lessons that are personalised inquiry pedagogy and strengths based, so that the intended curriculum is your enacted reality.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Other)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Abstract only published in Conference Program. Abstract #A5.
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Linguistics, Adult and Specialist Education
Date Deposited: 23 Aug 2016 04:04
Last Modified: 23 Aug 2016 04:04
Uncontrolled Keywords: health and physical education curriculum; pedagogy for HPE
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130313 Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators
13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130210 Physical Education and Development Curriculum and Pedagogy
11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111712 Health Promotion
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130399 Specialist Studies in Education not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 92 Health > 9202 Health and Support Services > 920205 Health Education and Promotion

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