Health education - pedagogical strategies to maximise engagement and outcomes

Wilson-Gahan, Susan (2016) Health education - pedagogical strategies to maximise engagement and outcomes. In: International Journal of Arts & Sciences’ (IJAS) 2016 International Conference for Education (Track: Lifelong Learning) , 23-26 May 2016, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain, .


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 advocate for planning HPE lessons that are strengths based, personalised and utilise an inquiry approach, to ensure that the intended curriculum is the enacted reality.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Other)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Linguistics, Adult and Specialist Education
Date Deposited: 03 Jul 2018 06:19
Last Modified: 04 Sep 2018 03:40
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130313 Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9303 Curriculum > 930399 Curriculum not elsewhere classified
C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930201 Pedagogy

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