Before commencing ECHE3300, please read this outline very carefully and ensure that you can meet all requirements, including workload requirements, attendance requirements, and assessment requirements.
This unit is offered via infrequent mode and comprises of seminars / lectures, required and recommended readings and various online workshops to be completed in a module format. There are also two on-campus face-face workshops over the semester. Each module has a due date for at-home tasks to be completed. In 2021, classes for this unit begin in Session 2, Week 1.
In the workshops students will discuss issues and questions arising from the seminars/lectures and prescribed readings. Students may be required to participate in small group activities and whole class discussions, as well as independently complete activities for submission. Students are expected to base their arguments/discussions on evidence from published research and other relevant material. Students are required to read the module material in advance, and may complete brief tasks either as individuals or in pairs/groups. The module program for the course with the accompanying readings/ preparation is available on the unit iLearn site.
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 listening to lectures, completing set readings and background readings, completing assignments and using the unit’s iLearn site.
Independent study is strongly encouraged in ECHE3300. 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
Students are expected to participate in all practical components of the unit and complete all activities as required.
For the face-face practical session, 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 appropriately attired (i.e. skirts, jeans, inappropriate footwear) will not be eligible to participate and will be marked as absent. There will also be physical activity tasks set as part of some module workshop activities. Students are expected to be dressed appropriately when completing these tasks, and take care to perform the set activities in a safe space, to the best of their ability. Failure to complete workshops may results 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 may require you to run, jump, throw and catch balls, complete gymnastic and athletic movements, and stand for extended periods of time). 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.
1) Dudley, D., Telford, A., Peralta, L., Stonehouse, C. & Winslade, M. (2021). Teaching quality health and physical education. 2nd edition. Cengage Learning, South Melbourne, Australia.
2) There is no recommended set text for the HSIE component of this unit; however, there are set journal readings for each week. These are named in the module schedule on iLearn, and available via Leganto.
3) Students are also expected to purchase or download the following syllabus AND any support documents:
4) Additional recommended readings for this unit are noted in full in each module placed on iLearn, as well as in Leganto.
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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.
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.
Lectures and seminars are available on the web through the ECHO360 lecture component. You must listen to all lectures/seminars.
Access and technical assistance
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.
This unit requires students to use several ICT and software skills:
- Internet access: The iLearn site contains materials for this unit; it is also required for the online submission of all Assessment Tasks, and for the use of Turnitin submission for ALL tasks.
- Word processing, visual representations, and document formatting: You are required to use an appropriate form of software to present your assignments.
- Uploading of assessment tasks to iLearn.