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NEW RESOURCE: Health & Physical Education: The Five Propositions
VLOG: The PE Flip
BLOG: Project Based Learning: Where to start?
BLOG: Ten Links We Like
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Welcome from the National Executive Director 
With the aim of supporting our members and providing leadership, ACHPER was pleased to attend the National Health and Physical Education Curriculum Forum in Brisbane on March 24 and 25. The forum reviewed what was actually happening in Australian Curriculum implementation across national and state/territory perspectives in the learning area of Health and Physical Education.

Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA), state/territory curriculum authorities and Department of Education representatives, as well as catholic and independent school sectors shared current challenges, best practices and productive initiatives happening around the country. What become very evident in this two day forum was that whilst there were slight differences in approaches, the basic foundations of the implementation of the Australian Curriculum: HPE was common across states and territories .  

NEW RESOURCE: Health & Physical Education: The Five Propositions
Across the country at all levels of education, practitioners are beginning to engage with the new Australian Curriculum in Health and Physical Education (AC: HPE) and ways to focus on the five propositions made central to both the reform process as well as the curriculum documents.

Enter the  Health and Physical Education: The Five Proposition  cards, which have been developed as a tool to help teachers, educators and students bring the AC: HPE to life.

VLOG: The PE Flip
Flipped learning can be described as an inverted classroom which allows for lower order tasks to be undertaken outside of the classroom and in class, take the time to analyse, evaluate and create without students feeling lost.  Flipped learning comes in many forms such as setting a magazine or Journal article for homework or create your own video and tailor it to the needs of your students.

In ACHPER's first Vlog, Suzie Tjin from Somerville House has transformed her popular Flipping the HPE workshop at ACHPER's 2017 International Conference in January, into a video to assist teachers in applying flipped learning in the classroom.

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In Volume 8 Issue 1 2017 of the  Asia-Pacific Journal of Health, Sport & Physical Education,  Robinson and Barrett present an engaging critique of the emergence of a biopedagogical sensibility around the place of play in the development of children.  Here, instrumental constructions of play are underpinned by powerful contemporary discourses associated with childhood inactivity and obesity. 

I n their critique of current theory and practice around the role of play in the education of children, Robinson and Barrett invite more robust and critical engagement from health and physical education professionals.

BLOG: Project Based Learning: Where to start?
Well-executed Project Based Learning includes much more than just 'doing projects'. Teachers move through a design process based on specific principles backed by proven methods and practices. This field-tested methodology allows teachers to conceive and implement a coherent problem-solving process that brings out the best work in students and addresses key standards in the curriculum. 

Kelly Pfeiffer from Dubbo School of Distance Education and Thom Markham, founder of PBL Global provide an insight on how to execute PBL in the classroom and how The Big Issue Classroom can play a role in the project.

ACTIVE + HEALTHY MAGAZINE: Enhancing staff health and well-being in schools
Rita Alvaro and Hayden McDonald provide a case study that reviews the underlying mechanisms that enable or constrain the adoption and success of well-being programs in the latest issue of the Active + Healthy Magazine

Their findings demonstrate the importance of focusing not only on behavioural but also structural changes. Through these approaches they report that well-being can become embedded within a school's culture. 

BLOG: Ten Links We Like
Nine findings from research into the effects of sport and physical activity show that activity - in addition to its well-known virtues of keeping bodies fit and healthy, adds enormous value to education. 

Read more, including other articles of interest that proved to be popular during Term 1 on our socials, in the link below.