Teaching Health and Physical Education in Early Childhood and the Primary Years

First Edition

Natalie McMaster

Teaching Health and Physical Education in Early Childhood and the Primary Years

First Edition

Natalie McMaster

ISBN:

9780190311476

Binding:

Paperback

Published:

23 Apr 2019

Availability:

422

Series:

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$105.99 NZD

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Description

Written to align with the Australian Curriculum: Health and Physical Education, Teaching Health and Physical Education in Early Childhood and the Primary Years provides pre-service teachers and educators with a practical toolbox of strategies to teach Health and Physical Education (HPE) in Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) and primary school contexts.


While many in the education profession recognise the importance of health and wellbeing, there is a lack of understanding about why this is important for children, how this can be taught effectively in ECEC settings and schools and also what quality HPE looks and feels like.


This practical, evidence-based text is written by a wealth of chapter authors, who are specialists in their field, giving pre-service teachers expert voices on being successful in teaching such an important curriculum area that is essential to developing active and healthy futures.


KEY FEATURES

  • Links to the AITSL standards and aligns with the Australian Curriculum: Health and Physical
    Education, incorporating the curriculum priorities of integrating ICT, cross-curriculum
    opportunities and general capabilities
  • Provides crucial growth, motor development, health and physical education content across early childhood and primary contexts from birth – 12
  • Provides an equal proportion of coverage on both Health and Physical Education content
  • Critical investigation activities, reflection questions and case studies encourage student
    engagement with the text
  • Videos support blended learning opportunities and allow students to connect theory to practice
  • Margin notes provide definitions and digital technology tips.

For more online resources from Natalie McMaster visit her Teacher HPE YouTube channel here.

Contents

PART 1: FOUNDATIONS OF HEALTH AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION
Chapter 1 Importance of HPE and the Role of the Teacher
Chapter 2 Policy and Curriculum
Chapter 3 Assessing Health and Physical Education
Chapter 4 Inclusive Practices in Health and Physical Education
Chapter 5 Developing a Personal Learning Network for HPE
Chapter 6 Implementing Learning in HPE
PART 2: HUMAN MOVEMENT AND MOTOR SKILLS
Chapter 7 Foundations of Learning
Chapter 8 Motor Development
PART 3: MOVEMENT AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
Chapter 9 Fundamental Movement Skills
Chapter 10 Rhythmic and Expressive Movement
Chapter 11 Active Play and Minor Games
Chapter 12 Challenge and Adventure Activities - Learning Outdoors
Chapter 13 Sports Specific Skills,
Chapter 14 School Sport Programming
PART 4: PERSONAL, SOCIAL AND COMMUNITY HEALTH
Chapter 15 Intentional Teaching of Health Education
Chapter 16 Relationships and Sexuality Education
Chapter 17 Alcohol and Other Drugs
Chapter 18 Mental Health and Wellbeing
Chapter 19 Benefits of Lifelong Physical Activity
Chapter 20 Food and Nutrition Education

Authors

Edited by: Natalie McMaster – Lecturer in the Bachelor of Early Childhood Education, Bachelor of Primary Education and Masters of Education programs, University of the Sunshine Coast.

Student Resources

Oxford Ascend is the home of online resources for higher education students to help them study and succeed.

Each print copy of Teaching Health and Physical Education in Early Childhood and the Primary Years will come with access to Oxford Ascend Student Resources, with:
  • Links to videos showing HPE activities in practice
  • Further materials to reinforce content and further your learning and understanding.
To access your Teaching Health and Physical Education in Early Childhood and the Primary Years Oxford Ascend Student Resources:
  1. Go to www.oxfordascend.com
  2. Register for an account
  3. Activate the code (printed inside the back cover of your textbook) within your account
This code can only be activated once. Once activated, access is valid for the life of the edition.

Lecturer Resources

The following resources are available for lecturers who prescribe Teaching Health and Physical Education in Early Childhood and the Primary Years for their course:

  • Instructor’s Resource Manual, with one essay topic per chapter and five open-ended discussion questions per chapter
  • PowerPoint slides that summarise the key points in each chapter, including introductory videos from chapter authors
  • Test bank.

For more information about the resources for Teaching Health and Physical Education in Early Childhood and the Primary Years, please contact your Oxford Learning Resource Consultant.