SPCO336-23S2 (C) Semester Two 2023

Physical Education Curriculum in Action

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 17 July 2023
End Date: Sunday, 12 November 2023
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 30 July 2023
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 1 October 2023


This course will draw on the historical curriculum development literature in physical education and critically evaluate how this has shaped current understandings of curriculum knowledge, learning and teaching. Students will also consider the embodiment of movement, ethics and the role technology might play in creating personal meaning and understanding in future iterations of physical education. Through a blend of theory and practical sessions, students will conceptualise, implement and critically reflect on effective teaching and learning approaches in physical education contexts in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Learning Outcomes

1. Critically analyse and reflect on the historical, political and culturally contested nature of physical education in Aotearoa NZ.
2. Understand and critique evolving conceptualisation of knowledge and learning in PE in Aotearoa NZ.
3. Apply and critically reflect on a range of pedagogical approaches utilised in contemporary Physical Education in Aotearoa NZ.
4. Apply and critically analyse the use of biculturalism as it applies to Physical Education in Aotearoa New Zealand (e.g. Te Ao Kori - the world of movement).


Course Coordinator

Glenn Fyall


Jackie Cowan


Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Course Interaction and Engagement 20% Weekly. Participation, interaction and engagement in lectures, workshops and in school practicums. (LO's 3,4)
Mid-term Online test 24 Aug 2023 30% Online test on the first six-weeks course content (LO's 1,2,3).
Unit plan 20 Oct 2023 50% In groups you will submit a comprehensive unit plan. This assessment task has three parts and will be completed in mock departments (groups of approx. 4 students). (LO's 2,3,4)

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $821.00

International fee $3,750.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

Limited Entry Course

Maximum enrolment is 40

For further information see School of Health Sciences .

All SPCO336 Occurrences

  • SPCO336-23S2 (C) Semester Two 2023
  • SPCO336-23S2 (D) Semester Two 2023 (Distance)