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Notice 6 2020

Notice to Schools 6/2020 – 29 January 2020

VCE Physical Education – Unit 2 webinar series

Principals/Directors, VCE coordinators and VCE Physical Education teachers

Following the monitoring of VCE Physical Education and the targeted consultation with students and teachers in relation to Unit 2, the VCAA has developed a number of resources to support teachers in the delivery and assessment of VCE Physical Education, Unit 2.

The first of these resources is a webinar series. The VCAA will run four webinars, focusing on the key issues that arose from the consultation:

  1. Content
  2. Implementation
  3. Practical activities
  4. Assessment.

Each webinar will start with a 30-minute segment from the Curriculum Manager for Health and Physical Education, Dr Rachael Whittle, followed by a 30-minute Q&A session.

Registrations will close four days before each session.

Action required

Principals/Directors should ensure that VCE Physical Education teachers are aware of the opportunity to participate in the webinar series.

Critical dates

  • Thursday 26 March 2020: Understanding Unit 2 – the content
  • Thursday 23 April 2020: Implementation of Unit 2 – pedagogical approaches
  • Thursday 30 April 2020: Practical activities in Unit 2 – learning through movement
  • Thursday 7 May 2020: Assessment in Unit 2

Additional information

The webinars will run 3.45–4.45 pm. Further details will be communicated to registered participants via email.

Understanding Unit 2 – the content

The first in the webinar series will focus on the content in VCE Physical Education, Unit 2. Teachers will be taken through the structure of Unit 2, the intended outcome and the key knowledge and key skills.

Implementation of Unit 2 pedagogical approaches

In the second webinar in the series, teachers will be taken through a suggested/sample approach to the implementation and delivery of the content in VCE Physical Education, Unit 2. The webinar will look at a number of pedagogical approaches that can be used effectively to engage students in their learning.

Practical activities in Unit 2 learning through movement

The third webinar in this series will look specifically at a range of practical activities, both within the school setting and in the broader community, that can be used to develop understanding of theoretical concepts through physical activity.

Assessment in Unit 2

The final webinar will look at sample approaches to assessment in Unit 2. Teachers will be provided with further guidance on the requirements for the written plan and reflective folio, as well as the Contemporary Issues task.

For enquiries, contact Rachael Whittle, Curriculum Manager, Health and Physical Education: Whittle.Rachael.J@edumail.vic.gov.au.