Effective pedagogy in PDHPE is centred around basic principles of teaching, learning and assessment.
Principles of pedagogy
View the 5 principles of pedagogy and the principles in action.
The learning environment is supportive, respectful and productive:
- Positive relationships are developed between the teacher and students and between students.
- A culture of value and respect for individuals and their communities is modelled, established and maintained.
- Learning experiences promote self confidence and risk taking in student learning.
- Effort is valued and recognised to support and encourage student success
The learning environment promotes self-motivation, persistence, independence and interdependence:
- Students set goals and take responsibility for their learning.
- Students cooperate and collaborate to promote meaningful learning.
- Teachers emphasise quality of learning through high expectations.
Student needs, interests and diversity are reflected in the learning experiences and program content.
- A wide range of teaching strategies and learning experiences are used to promote different ways of learning and thinking.
- Teaching strategies and learning experiences offer flexibility to respond to student needs.
- Prior learning, knowledge and skills are recognised and built on.
Students are challenged and provided opportunities to develop deep understanding, reflect on values and attitudes and build and apply skills.
- Interactive learning approaches are used to encourage critical thinking, creativity, reflection and problem-solving.
- Learning is sustained and progressive over time.
- Learning experiences are reflective of students’ real-life context to build connections.
Assessment is integral to teaching and learning.
- Assessment is used regularly to offer feedback to students and inform planning and teaching
- Assessment practices encourage reflection and self-assessment.
The following pages contain advice and guidance to support effective practice, choice of teaching strategies and differentiation.