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Teaching Quality Health and Physical Education


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Part 1: Introduction to the area 1. Introducing Health and Physical Education 2. Understanding quality Health and Physical Education 3. Overview of the Australian Curriculum: Health and Physical Education 4. Authentic learning and assessment in primary Health and Physical Education Part 2: Understanding and teaching about personal, social and community health 5. Pedagogies and issues in teaching for health 6. Exploring identity, help-seeking behaviour and decision making 7. Communicating for healthy relationships and wellbeing 8. Whole-school approaches to promoting health Part 3: Understanding and teaching about movement and physical activity 9. Planning for developmentally appropriate learning 10. Moving for purpose: skills, knowledge and values 11. Moving for life: experience and expression

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Dr Dean Dudley is a former Health and Physical Education Head Teacher and Director of Sport and now works as a physical education academic at Macquarie University. He is Senior Lecturer and Researcher of Health and Physical Education at Macquarie University, as well as Vice President (Oceania) of the International Federation of Physical Education and Chief Examiner (Personal Development, Health, and Physical Education) for the NSW Board of Studies and Teacher Education Standards. Dean was Expert Consultant on the Quality Physical Education Guidelines for Policymakers published by UNESCO in 2015. His research is focused on the assessment and reporting of physical education and the development of observed learning outcomes pertaining to physical literacy. Amanda Telford is an Associate Professor in the School of Education at RMIT University. Previously a Deputy Head of School (Learning & Teaching) and Associate Dean (Education), Amanda has more than a decade of experience as a Program Director of the Health and Physical Education degrees at both RMIT University and Federation University. She has also had experience as a company director of an organisation consisting of a network of more than 4500 health and physical educators. Amanda has exceptionally strong links with industry across the education, sport and health communities and sectors. She has been an advisor for state and federal governments within health and physical education and a State examiner. Amanda has won numerous teaching awards in addition to being co-author on multiple national award winning educational textbooks. She has a strong background in learning and teaching and is known for her vision to provide leadership to the teaching profession for both pre- and in-service teachers in Australia. Her research focus examines the influence of family, teachers, pedagogies and school environments on youth physical activity behaviour and wellbeing. Matthew Winslade is a Sub Dean, Faculty of Arts and Education and Senior Lecturer in Health and Physical Education (HPE) at Charles Sturt University. Matt has a strong education background with more than twenty years of teaching experience in the HPE field. Prior to moving into the tertiary sector, he was both a Head Teacher in the state system and a Director of Sport in the Association of Independent schools. Matt has been awarded an Australian Council of Deans of Education award through the Australian Association for Research in Education and has received a citation for outstanding contribution to student learning. Matt's doctoral research examined the changing nature of Health and Physical Education in Australian schools. His current research activities include evaluating school and university partnerships, health and physical activity programs and the development of intercultural competency in pre-service teachers. Matt is currently a member of the New South Wales - Personal Development, Health and Physical Education tertiary cross reference group. Claire Stonehouse lectures at Deakin University in Health Education, Student Wellbeing and Sexuality Education in both primary and secondary pre-service education. Claire has worked in many sectors of the community, and has experience writing curricula and educating young people. Her areas of interest include: sexuality education; the educational impact that parents have on their children; and opening up conversations about mental health. Louisa Peralta is Senior Lecturer of Health and Physical Education in the Sydney School of Education and Social Work at the University of Sydney. She teaches in the areas of primary and secondary health and physical education and professional practice studies at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Her teaching, research and publications focus on: a) school-based programs for improving students' physical activity levels and motivation; b) improving adolescent health literacy through whole-school approaches; and c) designing and delivering professional learning experiences for pre-service and in-service Health and Physical Education teachers. As chief or associate research investigator she has acquired international, national, state and local grants, has won a University of Sydney Faculty of Education and Social Work Teaching Award and was an Examiner for the New South Wales Board of Studies and Teacher Education Standards PDHPE examination committee from 2014-2015.

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