Creating supportive learning environments in 7-10 PDHPE is a self-paced, online professional learning course designed for individuals to increase their understanding of supportive learning environments and improve their ability to manage the PDHPE classroom to enable student learning.
Through this course, learners will:
- select and use appropriate teaching strategies and learning approaches when delivering areas such as drug education, child protection, domestic violence, sexuality education or road safety which has been known to cause some students discomfort or distress based on personal experience
- recognise the importance of communication with community and plan to communicate effectively with parents and carers
- reflect on educative purpose in their units, lessons and assessments
- build understanding of how to prevent public disclosures in the PDHPE classroom environment
- explore the question box strategy as a method for identify student needs and allowing anonymity in the classroom
- develop understanding of the techniques for answering challenging questions in the PDHPE classroom
- recognise that shock and fear tactics are not appropriate in the PDHPE classroom
- identify relevant department policies and procedures and recognise what they look like in action in the PDHPE classroom
- plan for risk management in a practical PE lesson.
Enrol via MyPL. Course code RG05248.
Registered hours: 4. This course is made up of 2 hours of online learning modules via the Coassemble platform and 2 hours of offline collaborative or individual tasks. These tasks are part of a teacher’s professional responsibility for syllabus implementation, including teaching and learning activities promoting literacy and numeracy skill development for a stage of learning.
The course can be accessed by PDHPE curriculum leaders and Head Teachers to support faculties of networks with syllabus implementation. In this module, the tasks involve:
- building understanding of how to develop and maintain supportive classrooms and positive relationships with staff and students
- creating an information letter to inform parents/ carers and students of the content of the PDHPE course
- identifying learning intentions and success criteria for an exemplar activity and an activity of your own
- creating a risk management plan for an upcoming lesson
- submitting tasks as evidence of learning.
This module can be used as teacher identified professional learning to support maintenance at the level of Proficient. Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (APSTs): Proficient APSTs 3.1.2, 4.1.2, 4.2.2, 4.3.2, 4.4.2.