In last month's Advocate, I spoke about the development of ACHPER's new National Position Statements. These statements will support ACHPER's advocacy strategy with the new Federal Government post 19 May. The five position statements are titled:
Physical Literacy & Quality HPE
HPE Curriculum Time Recommendation
Quality HPE in Primary Schools
Engaging External Providers for HPE Curriculum Implementation
Fitness Testing & Quality HPE
As a federated member based organisation, it is important that all Branches (States & Territories) are engaged in the process of reviewing and providing feedback on important matters like policy. On election weekend, ACHPER's National Representatives Forum meeting is being held. This forum allows the National Board and Branch representatives to come together, and agree on future strategies that will have a positive influence on the HPE sector.
The new Australian Student Wellbeing Framework - supporting HPE teachers
The Health and Physical Education curriculum provides a range of learning opportunities for students to develop the knowledge, understandings and skills needed to make healthy choices, strengthen their sense of self and respect for others, build their resilience and maintain positive relationships.
National Sports Convention July 2019 - ACHPER will be there!
Registration is now open for Australia's largest sport, recreation and physical activity convention.
The annual event will be held from 23rd to 25th of July at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.
The 2019 program supports Sport 2030 plan and its focus on getting more Australians moving more often. The convention assists in building capability by delivering targeted sessions in the sport and physical activity areas.
ACHPER will have a presence at the Convention. As well as participating in session delivery, ACHPER will have a stand within the Peak Body Sports Hub. The Hub has been developed to allow delegates and expo attendees to connect with NSO's, SSO's and peak bodies.
Curriculum Studies in Health and Physical Education: Volume 10 Issue 2, 2019
Volume 10 Issue 2, 2019 of the Curriculum Studies in Health and Physical Education Journal has now been released.
ACHPER Members can log-in and browse the latest articles today, including a paper by Erik Backman, Phil Pearson & Gregory John Forrest titled
The value of movement content knowledge in the training of Australian PE teachers: perceptions of teacher educators.
In this paper Backman and colleagues report on a study into the ways movement content knowledge is positioned and practiced in the context of PETE programs. Seeking to move beyond the common binaries offered through the behavioural/technical and the social critical, the authors explore the epistemological foundations of how movement content knowledge is understood within PETE and its relationship with the formation of pedagogical content knowledge.
Following their analysis of seven PETE programs in NSW (Australia) they conclude that contemporary understandings of movement content knowledge continue to be narrowly defined and applied, and that the field would benefit from the inclusion of broader conceptualisations of movement.
SAVE THE DATE: National Health and Physical Education (HPE) Day | Thursday 12 September 2019
RESOURCE: Play with Purpose: Game Sense to Sport Literacy (Revised 3rd Edition)
Play with Purpose: Game Sense to Sport Literacy (Revised 3rd Edition) is ideal for classroom teachers looking for ideas and activities as well as specialist physical education teachers keen to take the games for understanding approach further.
A feature of the book is its relevance for teachers and students from primary to the middle years of secondary school.
Purchase for $46.95 (members receive 10% discount).