Wanneroo Health and Physical Education Collaborative Meeting

18th July 2018 by Dr Donna Barwood
Wanneroo Health and Physical Education Collaborative Meeting

On Monday July 16, approximately 40 HPE secondary teachers from the Department of Education’s north metropolitan region attended an informative session by ECU’s Dr Donna Barwood on assessment in health education.

This session explored curriculum underpinning assessment in health education along with decision-making and pedagogical approaches to assessment to promote critical thinking in young people. Utilising an already developed assessment task (Year 7 assignment) freely available through SCSA, the teachers were shown ways to unpack and re-develop such tasks to improve health literacy and increase higher order thinking.

In this session, the teachers learnt how to change the task from focusing primarily on recall knowledge such as normally seen in a test, to developing an assignment task that focussed extensively on extending learning.