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Current Academic Year 2023 - 2024

Please note that this information is subject to change.

Module Title Introduction to Teaching HRA in PE
Module Code SS129
School School of Health & Human Performance
Module Co-ordinatorSemester 1: Nathan Gavigan
Semester 2: Nathan Gavigan
Autumn: Nathan Gavigan
Module TeachersNathan Gavigan
NFQ level 8 Credit Rating 5
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Compatibles None
Incompatibles None

Learning Outcomes

1. Identify and explain basic classroom management strategies for teaching physical education.
2. Distinguish between good and bad practice in the field of teaching physical education.
3. Explain the importance of short- and long-term planning for teaching physical education.
4. Devise appropriate lesson plans related to age and ability that ensure continuity and progression.
5. Reflect upon practical teaching experiences and identify areas of achievement and areas to improve.
6. Differentiate between various teaching styles in physical education and explain the role of the student and the role of the teacher within various styles.

Workload Full-time hours per semester
Type Hours Description
Lecture24No Description
Tutorial12No Description
Laboratory48No Description
Total Workload: 84

All module information is indicative and subject to change. For further information,students are advised to refer to the University's Marks and Standards and Programme Specific Regulations at: http://www.dcu.ie/registry/examinations/index.shtml

Indicative Content and Learning Activities

An Introduction to Teaching
The role of the teacher, What makes a good teacher, teaching skills, The purpose of PE

Creating a Positive Learning Environment
Becoming an effective teacher, rules & routines, classroom management

Why we plan, Factors that affect planning, learning intentions & success criteria, lesson planning

Physical Literacy
Developing FMS, Increasing knowledge and understanding around physical activity, motivation and self-determination theory, giving feedback, differentiation

Teaching Styles
Command, Practice, Reciprocal, Guided Discovery, Divergent Discovery

Assessment Breakdown
Continuous Assessment75% Examination Weight25%
Course Work Breakdown
TypeDescription% of totalAssessment Date
AssignmentLesson Plans (Group)25%n/a
AssignmentVideo Analysis40%n/a
Reassessment Requirement Type
Resit arrangements are explained by the following categories;
1 = A resit is available for all components of the module
2 = No resit is available for 100% continuous assessment module
3 = No resit is available for the continuous assessment component
This module is category 1
Indicative Reading List

  • Graham G.: 2001, Teaching Students Physical Education: Becoming a master teacher, Human Kinetics,
  • Mawer, M.: 1997, The Effective Teaching of Physical Education, Longman, UK.,
  • Hellison, D. R. and Templin, T.J.: 1991, A reflective approach to teaching physical education, Human Kinetics,
Other Resources

0, Software, 0, Dartfish: Dartfish video solutions - Sports performance analysis, dartfish.com,
Programme or List of Programmes
PEBB.Sc Physical Education with Biology
PEMBSc in Physical Education with Maths.

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