Summer 2021 - EDUC 459 D100

Instructional Activities in Physical Education (4)

Class Number: 2411

Delivery Method: Remote


  • Course Times + Location:

    Tu, Th 8:30 AM – 12:20 PM

  • Prerequisites:

    EDUC 401/402 or corequisite EDUC 403.



Focuses on theory and curriculum of school physical education programs. Emphasis is given to the movement education orientation as it pertains to the various program activities and approaches applicable to primary, intermediate and secondary levels.


This course will be delivered remotely. Please note that live class sessions on zoom and posting of weekly assignments on canvas will occur twice weekly and will require online connections during the Tuesday and Thursday 8:30am-12:20 pm time slot.

This course focuses on practice and theory in examining the Physical & Health Education curriculum K-12. Emphasis is on physical literacy, fundamental movement skills and health topics as related to elementary and secondary delivery models. Students will be actively involved participating in physical activities (remotely) along with planning, teaching and reflecting on their work and current research.

The course will include a variety of physical activities and critical reflection of topics such as the growth & development of children, assessment, pedagogy, technology & management. Please note: Many assignments and topics are delivered live in-class and therefore attendance online is mandatory.


  1. Students will become deeply familiar with the Physical and Health Education curriculum K- 12.
  2. Students will create both a unit (detailed) and year long plan (overview) for their chosen grade level within the PHE framework and provide critical feedback for both their own and a peer’s work.
  3. Students will create a functional PHE Toolbox with detailed activities, games, warm-ups, health lessons and activities, resources and plans to use moving forward into their EDUC 405 semester.
  4. Students will reflect on their learning throughout the inter-session, and engage in discussion about their learning in relation to the process of transformation and goal setting.
  5. Students will learn about current issues and practices in Physical and Health Education and be able to discuss, analyze and practically apply these ideas with their classmates.


  • Discussions, Readings, Online Participation 20%
  • Written Reflections 20%
  • Unit Plan (detailed) 20%
  • Year Long Overview 20%
  • Teacher Toolkit 20%


Students requiring accommodation regarding a disability must contact the Center for Accessible Learning.

There is no final exam for this course.



Teaching Physical Education Today. Canadian Perspectives. By D. Robinson and L. Randall, 2013, Thompson Publishing. E-copy available.
ISBN: 9781550772319

Registrar Notes:


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Teaching at SFU in summer 2021 will be conducted primarily through remote methods, but we will continue to have in-person experiential activities for a selection of courses.  Such course components will be clearly identified at registration, as will course components that will be “live” (synchronous) vs. at your own pace (asynchronous). Enrollment acknowledges that remote study may entail different modes of learning, interaction with your instructor, and ways of getting feedback on your work than may be the case for in-person classes. To ensure you can access all course materials, we recommend you have access to a computer with a microphone and camera, and the internet. In some cases your instructor may use Zoom or other means requiring a camera and microphone to invigilate exams. If proctoring software will be used, this will be confirmed in the first week of class.

Students with hidden or visible disabilities who believe they may need class or exam accommodations, including in the current context of remote learning, are encouraged to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning ( or 778-782-3112).