PDHPE Masterclasses
The latest evidence and research from leading experts
  • Latest PDHPE research and evidence-based material
  • Thought-provoking, short presentations 
  • For K-12 PDHPE teachers 

Keeping up with the latest research in our profession is challenging. But to realise the true potential of our learning area, we must continually seek new ways to elevate our teaching practice and student outcomes.

The ACHPER NSW Masterclass series will explore new health and movement research. Each Masterclass is presented by leading experts establishing the evidence-base for health and physical education. 

Masterclasses are bite-sized, live online presentations. An interactive format encourages networking, collaborative conversations and sharing with like-minded PDHPE professionals.


$25 per session for non-members

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  • 8 x 1.5 hour sessions each year
  • Live video conference format*
  • Run after school, 3.45-5.15pm 
  • Includes 60min presentation and 30min Q&A
  • To register, click links below (for open events)



Masterclass #1: Helping low motivated students
26 May 2022
Understanding and assisting low motivated students in physical education.
With Dr Dana Perlman, University of Wollongong

Masterclass #2: Reimagine games and sports
9 June 2022
Reimagining the way we classify and teach games and sports.
With Justin O’Connor, Laura Alfrey (Monash University) and Professor Dawn Penney, Edith Cowan University

Masterclass #3: Planning engaging movement lessons
Rescheduled to 20 October 2022
Increasing motivation and engagement of students in movement lessons – exploring the evidence base and translating to practice.
With Emily McLachlan, International Grammar School, PhD University of Newcastle.

Term 3

Masterclass #4: Vaping and e-cigarettes
17 August 2022
Understanding the use of e-cigarettes amongst young people.
With Dr Rebecca Hodder and Courtney Barnes from National Centre for Implementation Science

Masterclass #5: Mixed-ability grouped PE: pros and cons
31 August 2022
Insight into students’ varied experiences of mixed-ability grouping in PE and ways in which these experiences are mediated.
With Dr Shaun Wilkinson and Professor Dawn Penney

Masterclass #6: Alcohol and drug use prevention
21 September 2022
Effective, evidence-based practices for the teaching of alcohol and drug use prevention in schools.
With Dr Lauren Gardener and Dr Emma Devine, The Matilda Centre, University of Sydney

Term 4

Masterclass #7: Mental health promotion for young people: role of PDHPE
3 November 2022

Promotion for young people and the role of school based PDHPE as a promotion and prevention initiative.
With the headspace National Education Team

Masterclass #8: Respectful relationships and consent
1 December 2022

The evidence-base that informs the development and delivery of respectful relationships and consent education in schools.
With Jenny Walsh.

*Masterclasses are live online sessions

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