EMR442 Curriculum Method 2: Senior Health, Physical, Outdoor and Environmental Education (8)


This is the second curriculum subject in the Personal Development, Health and Physical Education (PDHPE), Key Learning Area (KLA) and examines the KLA syllabuses and related support materials. Students learn to program, differentiate the senior HPE curriculum and develop quality learning experiences that are aligned with the intellectual quality domain of the Quality Teaching Framework. Information Communication Technologies (ICT), the concept of authentic and effective pedagogy and the key syllabus processes of critical inquiry and practical application are explored. The subject examines assessment and critiques the implementation of these requirements in school policies and practices. The subject further explores the place and meaning of Health and Physical Education (HPE) beyond the school curriculum by identifying implementation issues, developing strategies for effective teaching/assessment and encourages students to value HPE as a lifelong learning experience.

+ Subject Availability Modes and Location

Session 2
DistanceBathurst Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: EMR442
Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLSchool of Teacher Education

Enrolment restrictions

Available to students in: Bachelor of Education (Health & Physical Education) Bachelor of Education (HPE)(Honours) Bachelor of Education (Outdoor Education) Bachelor of Educational Studies Bachelor of Education (Secondary) Industry Entry Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary) Master of Teaching (Secondary) or as approved by the Course Director

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to demonstrate understanding of NSW Board of Studies syllabus structures
  • be able to evaluate the socio-cultural perspective of Health and Physical activity
  • be able to apply appropriate literacy and numeracy strategies
  • be able to differentiate the curriculum to learner needs
  • be able to design learner experiences
  • be able to critique a range of resources designed to support HPE
  • be able to value HPE as a lifelong learning experience
  • be able to prepare descriptive profiles to communicate student achievement
  • be able to integrate ICT
  • be able to utilise ICT to enhance student learning
  • be able to apply quality teaching frameworks


The subject will cover the following topics:
  • Stage 6 HPE context
  • Board and Content Endorsed Courses
  • The Quality Teaching Framework
  • Metacognition
  • Teaching and Using ICT
  • HSC Assessment
  • Examination Question Writing


The information contained in the 2016 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 06 September 2016. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.