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Explicit teaching of PE to maximise the value of movement

Explicit teaching of PE to maximise the value of movement What’s happening at the moment?   In recent times, it’s been widely broadcast that there is a decrease in students valuing lifelong movement in Australia.  The key question is, ‘What is missing and how can we increase the impact of learning in PE?’  NSW Centre …

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Teaching purposefully in physical education

Think back to your time as a student in PE (Physical Education). Did it usually involve the teacher putting out some equipment and then sending students off to go and play? For many of us, it is still the norm. Having been a PE teacher for over 10 years, I get it, the students just …

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Analysing the food environment – new digital tool

No, it’s not just a lack of control that makes Australians overweight. Here’s what’s driving our unhealthy food habits Shutterstock Gary Sacks, Deakin University and Sally Schultz, Deakin University Public health experts have long argued that when it comes to preventing obesity, we need to stop blaming individuals. Our new online tool, released today, confirms we …

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On-demand professional learning for Stage 6 teachers

On-demand professional learning for Stage teachers Stage 6 conference recordings – on sale now for a limited time Stage 6 virtual conference 2020 – All session recordings Purchase access to all of the recordings and materials from last year’s Stage 6 virtual conference for just $140. On-demand webinars available as part of the bundle PDHPE …

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Re-imagining physical education to increase engagement for all

Workshop series: Re-imagining physical education to increase engagement for all This series of workshops will support teachers and faculties to review current practices related to physical education and explore innovative new ways of presenting learning that reinvigorate their programs and increase levels of engagement from students. The first workshop is planned to be rolled out …

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How can you promote positive masculinity in your classroom?

With all the talk about consent and respect … or a lack of it … how can you promote positive masculinity in your classroom? With current discussions and media attention focused on consent and respect in relationships it seems appropriate to also explore the issue of toxic masculinity and how schools can work with students to challenge …

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Sex education begins at home

Parents, your kids are watching you. Sex education begins at home Shutterstock Katy Thomas, University of Tasmania In recent days, Prime Minister Scott Morrison told Australians the treatment of women is not “of a scale that any government can simply change, it is something we must change as a society”. And as a society, we …

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Stop calling it prac. It’s Physical Education

Stop calling it prac …. It’s physical education! Reflections by Clare Roden, Vice President I had the privilege to spend two days recently with a group of 10 passionate Primary and Secondary PDHPE teachers discussing what they thought encompassed the idea of quality physical education and what the hurdles were to achieving this in every …

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Are you a PE Pioneer?

We are looking to form a team of enthusiastic and innovative teachers to work with us to co-construct our professional learning program for 2021.  A key focus of our professional learning program is on revitalising PE in schools through quality programming, innovative pedagogy and student-centred assessment.   If you want to get on the front foot …

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What does quality physical education look like?

What makes a quality physical education program? Well if you go to Google for the answer you could be a while coming to any conclusions … 1, 520,000,000 – that’s a lot of zeros. And a lot of people who have made an attempt to answer the question. The first result that comes up is …

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Catch up PL: How behaviour change models can inform our PDHPE programs

Behaviour change and PDHPE Change is never easy – and convincing our target audience – young people – to take action and change their behaviour can be even harder still. We all know the adage that if you tell a young person not to do something … the first thing they often do is ask …

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Catch up PL: Stage 6 PDHPE and CAFS

Term 4: Opportunity for catch up PL in Stage 6 CAFS and PDHPE What a year 2020 has been, with untold disruptions to teaching, assessment and your professional learning. The COVID restrictions have meant our usual smorgasbord of face to face professional learning offerings for PDHPE and CAFS teachers has been drastically reduced this year. …

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Unfriendly friendships

Unfriendly friendships – bullying by another name? Recently ReachOut.com released their latest research report, titled Unfriendly Friendships. It has found that textbook definitions of bullying are missing the mark with young people. The report concluded that young people found it difficult to label their experiences as bullying, particularly if the bullying comes from a friend, …

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Teaching about Sun and UV at school – taking a critical inquiry approach

Why Sun and UV at School matters? Australia has one of the highest rates of skin cancer in the world, and statistics show that melanoma is the most common cancer affecting young Australians aged 15–to24¹. The good news is that skin cancer is highly preventable. The new Sun and UV at School skin cancer resources will assist …

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Rethinking teaching for learning article series

Teaching with an understanding of cognitive architecture In education we talk about learning and what it looks like every day. But what does ‘learning’ actually mean, and how can we use this understanding to guide our teaching practices? This article is part of a series that will focus on teaching for enhanced learning, motivation, engagement …

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PL on the go #1: Behaviour management

Listen to a conversation with Dr Jeff Thomas, a lecturer in the Master of Teaching and Graduate Certificate of Education at the University of Tasmania. Jeff’s research and teaching interests include the relationship between engagement and classroom behaviour, and reengagement approaches for disengaged students. This podcast first published on Teacher Magazine website.

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