Teaching Health & Physical Education in Secondary School.

Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) Press.
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The Australian Curriculum presents a new, nationally consistent approach to teaching Health and Physical Education (HPE) in secondary schools, with a focus on developing the capacities and skills of students in health and movement. Teaching Health and Physical Education in Secondary School, by Dr Janet L Currie, is designed to assist pre-service and practising teachers in understanding HPE and how students learn about the influences of health, physical activity and optimisation of wellbeing. Teaching Health and Physical Education in Secondary School addresses key topics, including: -the key learning ideas of the HPE subject -understanding the important links between physical activity, health and wellbeing -the development of health literacy and the benefit of healthy, active lifestyles -developing students competence, confidence and motivation -current health issues in the context of HPE. This strengths-based approach to the curriculum shifts the focus from the `medical model of health to a health-promoting view of health and wellbeing. Combined with its companion resource, Teaching Physical Education in Primary School, this thorough guide supports secondary teachers in delivering HPE to a diverse range of students needs.
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