Summer 2023 - EDUC 459 E300

Instructional Activities in Physical Education (4)

Class Number: 4527

Delivery Method: In Person


  • Course Times + Location:

    May 8 – Aug 4, 2023: Tue, 4:30–8:20 p.m.

  • 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.


Education 459 Instructional Activities in Physical and Health Education will introduce principles and practices for teaching, developing, and planning, Physical and Health Education classes, which reflect the new Physical and Health Education curriculum. This course emphasizes PHE best practices, leadership techniques, teaching methodology, and a combination of hard and soft skills. The course will examine the curriculum organizers of Physical Literacy and Active Living. Teaching processes include lecture, modeling, discussion, group projects, peer teaching experiences, practical skills sessions, and experiential learning, as they pertain to the various program activities and approaches applicable to elementary, middle, and secondary levels.


  • To learn the knowledge, skills, and attitude, to effectively teach Physical and Health Education to students in a variety of grade levels.
  • To acquire various strategies, skills, and best practices for teaching Physical Education.
  • To become familiar with various types of pedagogy, skills, and knowledge necessary for teaching Physical Education in a variety of environments.
  • To learn how to meet the needs of diverse groups of learners in Physical Education.
  • To become familiar with various types of assessment necessary for teaching physical education.
  • To learn how to integrate various/multiple curricula into the context of Physical Education classes and experiences.
  • To investigate ways in which First Peoples Principles and Indigenous Ways of Learning can be embedded within the PHE curriculum.


  • PHE Unit Plan 30%
  • Teaching Lesson, Acknowledgement and Reflection 20%
  • Daily Class PEA (Participation, Effort and Attitude) 30%
  • PHE Teacher Tool Kit 20%


Attendance is a key component. Students are required to actively participate in the class activities and be physically active during every class. It is very difficult to be successful in this course without being present.  Students should wear proper PHE strip and have proper footwear. Students on the wait list are expected to attend the first class.



B.C. Ministry of Education Physical and Health Education curriculum
The majority of readings will be provided electronically.



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