EMR441 Curriculum Method 1: Health & Physical Education and Outdoor Education (8)

As the initial curriculum subject, EMR441 will provide opportunities for students to develop an understanding of the curriculum inclusions in the F-12 continuum of the Health and Physical Education (HPE) Learning Area. The subject aims to challenge students to justify the nature and role of HPE in the broader school curriculum, and explore current theories relating to HPE pedagogy and practice, and affirm the diversity of learners' needs, interests and abilities. In this subject, students will examine contemporary, evidence-based practices relating to curriculum design and differentiation, authentic assessment, quality teaching, and reporting.


Session 1 (30)
Bathurst Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: EMR441. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School 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 current theories of physical education
  • be able to justify the inclusion of the Health and Physical Education Area
  • be able to apply Health and Physical Education and outdoor education metalanguage
  • be able to apply the structure of the Health and Physical Education syllabus
  • be able to differentiate content according to learner needs
  • be able to differentiate learning and teaching strategies
  • be able to apply current assessment and reporting practices
  • be able to design authentic assessment
  • be able to prepare standards referenced marking criteria
  • be able to effectively report on student learning


This subject will cover the following topics:

  • Foundation to Stage 6 an overview
  • Year 7 - 10 Health and Physical Education
  • Scope and Sequence
  • Constructive Alignment
  • Models of Pedagogy
  • Designing Significant Learning Experiences
  • Differentiating the Curriculum
  • Using Digital Technologies
  • Assessment and Reporting


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The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2019. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.