Before commencing ECHE3400, please read this outline very carefully and ensure that you can meet all requirements, including workload requirements, attendance requirements, and assessment requirements.
All classes for this unit begin in Session 1, Week 1 for all students.
This unit is offered via online mode and comprises of weekly pre-recorded seminars totalling one hour, and one two-hour workshop each week. In the workshop students will discuss issues and questions arising from the prescribed readings and videos. A two hour workshop may include weekly tasks to be completed independently and submitted to the unit coordinator, watching a video or participating in small group activities and whole class discussions via Zoom. Students are expected to base their arguments/discussions on evidence from published research and other relevant material.
Activities completed during weekly workshops are essential for building the core knowledge and/or skills required to demonstrate the learning outcomes of this unit [and to meet the AITSL Graduate Teacher Standards and/or ACECQA requirements]. Completion of all workshop tasks, and attendance at the on-campus days is expected with completion marked.
Students are required to read the weekly material in advance. The weekly program for the course with the accompanying readings/ preparation is available on the unit iLearn site. Workshops will build upon the knowledge gained from the weekly readings/tasks.
Students are required to participate in small group activities, whole class discussions, and to complete tasks either as individuals or in pairs
Attendance at all workshops and on-campus days is expected. Attendance will be recorded.
Credit points indicate the approximate hours per week that a student is expected to spend studying in order to pass a unit. In a 10 credit-point unit you should expect to commit nine (9) hours of your time per week to your studies. Study includes, completing set readings and background readings, completing assignments and using the unit’s iLearn site.
Independent study is strongly encouraged in ECHE3400. Some students may wish to spend more time on the unit, particularly if attempting to achieve high grades or if problems are encountered understanding the material or meeting unit requirements.
Please ensure that you have sufficient time to dedicate to your studies before attempting this unit. We are sympathetic that students often have significant domestic and work related responsibilities. To be fair to our staff and to other students, however, these cannot be used to justify incomplete work or extension requests.
Practical Session Requirements
Since this is a practical based unit, there will be physical activity tasks set as part of weekly workshop activities. Students are expected to be dressed appropriately (e.g. running shoes, shorts, leggings) when completing these tasks, and take care to perform the set activities in a safe space, to the best of their ability.
At the on-campus days, students must wear appropriate clothing and footwear for participation in sporting activities. Appropriate clothing is deemed as shorts, leggings, and tracksuit pants with footwear being joggers/running shoes. Students who do not present at the beginning of practical sessions appropriately attired (i.e. skirts, jeans, inappropriate footwear) will not be eligible to participate and will be marked as absent for the respective week. Failure to complete practical workshops may result in a Fail grade being awarded.
Pregnancy and Injury
If you are pregnant or injured please be realistic and responsible in relation to both your health and the health of your developing child. PDHPE is a physically demanding unit of study (for example, it might include running, dancing, jumping or standing for extended periods of time) and your fitness to undertake it must be considered. Please feel free to discuss your circumstances with the unit coordinator if you are concerned about certain aspects. If you are unsure of your ability to fully participate, please speak with your medical practitioner for guidance.
There is no requirement to purchase any set texts for the completion of this unit.
The required and recommended readings for this unit are noted in full and will be available via the iLearn site.
Students are expected to purchase or download the following syllabus AND any support documents:
NSW K-10 PDHPE syllabus and support documents: educationstandards.nsw.edu.au/wps/portal/nesa/k-10/learning-areas/pdhpe
NSW K-10 History syllabus and support documents: educationstandards.nsw.edu.au/wps/portal/nesa/k-10/learning-areas/hsie/history-k-10
NSW K-10 Geography syllabus and support documents: educationstandards.nsw.edu.au/wps/portal/nesa/k-10/learning-areas/hsie/geography-k-10
iLearn / Electronic Communication
This unit has a full web presence through iLearn and students will need regular access to a computer and the Internet to complete this unit.
Weekly access to iLearn is compulsory for all students. Important assessment information will be posted here, as will other relevant unit notices and materials to assist your studies.
Weekly pre-recorded seminars are available on the web through the ECHO360 lecture component. You must listen to all seminars.
Information for students about access to the online component of this unit is available at ilearn.mq.edu.au/login/MQ/. You will need to enter your student username and password.
Please do NOT contact the Unit Convenor regarding iLearn technical help.
No extensions will be given for any technical issues. Allow enough time for your submissions. Assistance is available from IT Helpdesk ph: 1800 67 4357, or log a request at help.mq.edu.au. OneHelp is the online IT support service for both students and staff.
It is the student’s responsibility to check all electronic communication on a regular weekly basis.
Communication may occur via:
• Official MQ Student Email Address
• The Dialogue function on iLearn
• Other iLearn communication functions