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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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