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Annotated exemplar: Physical Education

This annotated exemplar helps teachers to support the literacy and language learning of students in physical education. To view other exemplars for biology, mathematics and statistics, technology, and history click here.

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Curriculum:  Level 7

Refer to Health and Physical Education Level 7 achievement objectives, and the Teaching and Learning Guide for Health and Physical Education (relevant to the context used).

Secondary literacy exemplars teaching and learning responses: these notes provide assistance in supporting students to develop their writing at this level.

 About the exemplar

This example was taken from Achievement Standard 91328: Demonstrate understanding of how and why biophysical principles relate to the learning of physical skills.

Exemplar annotation Physical Education Level 2 AS91328 (PDF 428KB)

Task: Apply theoretical knowledge of functional anatomy, biomechanical principles, skill learning, and sport psychology to learning a chosen squash skill, and evaluate your application of that knowledge.  Complete a written report after practice sessions.   

Teaching and learning in relation to literacy and language demands in writing

Students need to use writing to explain concepts, processes, and theories relevant to curriculum tasks.  They need to express increasingly sophisticated ideas and information, incorporate specialized vocabulary, and structure their responses according to purpose and audience.

Published on: 09 May 2016

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