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EDCR133 Health and Physical Education

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Introduces the aims, philosophy and content of health and physical education. Examines effective pedagogies and resources required for critical thinking and action through learning, curriculum sequences and practical experiences.

Paper title Health and Physical Education
Paper code EDCR133
Subject Education
EFTS 0.15
Points 18 points
Teaching period(s) Semester 1 (On campus)
Semester 1 (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $887.55
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Limited to
Primary Education and Te Pōkai Mātauranga o te Ao Rua (Primary Bicultural Education) students only.

Catherine Morrison,

Teaching staff

Paper Co-ordinator: Catherine Morrison
Other staff: Alli McKenzie (Southland)
Angela Miller (Dunedin)

Paper Structure
  • Underlying conceptual framework of Health and Physical Education
  • Seven key areas of learning
  • Learning in, through, and about movement
  • Critical thinking, critical action, and creative thinking in Health and Physical Education
  • Planning, teaching, and assessment for learning
  • Integration of Māori values, te reo me ngā tikanga Māori in Health and Physical Education
  • Community partnerships and environments
Required Text:
New Zealand Ministry of Education (2007). The New Zealand curriculum. Wellington: Learning Media.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Environmental literacy, Information literacy, Research.
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Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete this paper will

  • Demonstrate an ability to reflect critically on the theoretical and conceptual foundations that inform Health and Physical Education
  • Demonstrate effective planning and assessment for teaching and learning inclusive of all learners
  • Demonstrate how to include Māori values, te reo me ngā tikanga Māori relevant to Health and Physical Education
  • Examine and apply effective pedagogical tools for teaching in Health and Physical Education

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Semester 1

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system


Stream Days Times Weeks
A1 Monday 09:00-09:50 9-13, 18-22


Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
A1 Tuesday 08:00-09:50 10-13, 17-22
A2 Tuesday 10:00-11:50 10-13, 17-22
A3 Wednesday 10:00-11:50 10-13, 17-22
A4 Wednesday 14:00-15:50 10-13, 17-22

Semester 1

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system


Stream Days Times Weeks
A1 Tuesday 09:00-10:50 9-15, 17-18, 20-22