Courses & Units

Applied HPE Pedagogy 2 ESP280



Due to the circumstances around COVID-19, you will begin your semester 2 studies online in 2020. However, when Government guidelines change, on-campus studies will be reintroduced.


This is the second Applied HPE Pedagogy Unit in the sequence of three. This Unit has two key foci; the teaching of fundamental motor skills, and teaching using the Game Sense approach. The use of student-centred approaches such as Game Sense, and effective strategies for teaching the fundamental motor skills essential for effective participation, are important tools for teachers aiming to encourage their students to be active and healthy for life. This is a practically based Unit and is designed to build upon ESP180 Applied HPE Pedagogy 1 by introducing culturally relevant games and activities. Study of the various game forms enables better decision-making in planning an appropriate sequence of learning experiences. This Unit will provide you with the opportunity to extend your knowledge in skill acquisition through game play as well as game play competencies and strategies appropriate for the teaching/learning of these activities to children of varying ages as specified by the Australian Curriculum. This Unit encompasses the focusing inquiry by introducing specific content knowledge needed to teach into HPE programmes (K-12) and on teaching inquiry by exploring student centred approaches and how they can help students learn.


Unit name Applied HPE Pedagogy 2
Unit code ESP280
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
Faculty of Education
Discipline Education

Mr Vaughan Cruickshank

Teaching staff

Mr Vaughan Cruickshank

Level Intermediate
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Launceston Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 24/2/2020 23/3/2020 31/5/2020 31/5/2020

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2020: $835.00 2020: $2,108.00 070105

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Teaching Pattern

1 x 1 hr Lecture (13 weeks), 2 x 2 hr Tutorials (13 weeks)


AT1: Skill Analysis; AT2: Teaching Evaluation

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