EDUC 5254


Course Level


Offered Externally


Course ID


Unit Value


University-wide elective course

Course owner

Course owner
UniSA Education Futures

Course aim

To enable students to develop professional knowledge, curriculum content, pedagogical approaches and practices specific to Humanities and Social Sciences (HASS) and Health and Physical Education (HPE) for learners (years 3-7). To enable them to plan, implement and critically reflect on learning experiences for students in complex educational environments.

Course content

Students will develop knowledge and understanding of the Australian Curriculum (HASS and Health and Physical Education) with a focus on planning and programming in each subject area. Using laboratory schools students will critically reflect on their own planning, implementation and teaching practices. Students will develop skills in a broad range of movement forms and teaching methodologies appropriate for HPE while also implementing values, dispositions and knowledge from the HASS curriculum to inform their lesson planning, analysis of teaching episodes and critical reflection. Students will develop skills in managing complex learning environments and diverse learning needs, advanced planning processes, embedding critical pedagogy into practice, teaching for justice, investigating curriculum frameworks and planning and teaching for integration.


Calcott, D. Miller, J. & Wilson-Gahan 2015, Health & Physical Education: Preparing Educators for the Future, 2nd ed, Cambridge University Press, Port Melbourne

Reynolds, R 2014, Teaching Humanities and Social Sciences in the Primary School, 3rd edition, Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, Victoria


Common to all relevant programs
Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
EDUC 5251 Curriculum and Pedagogy 1 (HASS and Technologies)
EDUC 5252 Curriculum and Pedagogy 2 (Arts and Health and PE)



Teaching method

Component Duration
Lecture (Online) 1 hour x 8 weeks
Workshop 2 hours x 8 weeks
Workshop 2 hours x 8 weeks

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Contribution, Presentation, Professional plan


EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 1)
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