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Respect and Responsibility

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Curriculum Mapping

Personal Developemnt, Health and Physical Education (PDHPE) Stage 5
Syllabus links Opportunities for learning

Strand 1: Self and Relationships

Outcome

A student:

5.1 analyses how they can support their own and others’ sense of self

5.16 predicts potential problems and develops, justifies and evaluates solutions

Students learn about:

  • supporting others
  • valuing difference and diversity
  • recognising and challenging inequities
  • supporting others to find their own solutions
  • identifying positive and negative behaviours that impact on others

Students learn to appreciate the benefits provided by a diverse community. The value of respect is emphasised as students learn how to support others and challenge inequity. Students examine the role of community service, the business sector and other structures in supporting the welfare and interests of others.

Opportunity exists for students to investigate specific support agencies and possibly experience some first hand involvement, eg Salvation Army, Meals on Wheels.

Dimensions of respect and responsibility:

Outcome

A student:

5.3 analyses factors that contribute to positive, inclusive and satisfying relationships

5.11 adapts and evaluates communication skills and strategies to justify opinions, ideas and feelings in increasingly complex situations

Students learn about:

  • developing equal and respectful relationships
  • conflict resolution
  • use of power in relationships
  • empathy
  • recognising and responding to abusive situations
  • family violence
  • date violence
  • sexual harassment

Students continue to build on their understandings and skills in developing and maintaining positive relationships. The values of respect and responsibility can be examined in relation to the role they play in conflict resolution and power in relationships.

Opportunity exists for students to explore in detail the values and other influences on violent and aggressive behaviour, eg media, movies. Students learn the importance of respecting the rights of others and appropriate ways of dealing with conflict. Students also develop the skills to identify risk and avoid possible abusive situations.

Dimensions of respect and responsibility:

Outcome

A student:

5.3 analyses factors that contribute to positive, inclusive and satisfying relationships

V3 develops a commitment to principles that promote social justice

Students learn about:

  • affirming diversity
  • strength in diversity
  • empathy and understanding
  • respect and trust
  • building inclusion
  • appreciating diversity as normal
  • valuing individual differences and perspectives
  • discrimination, harassment and vilification
  • extent of discrimination in the community
  • sources of discrimination
  • impact of discrimination, harassment and vilification on individuals and the community

In Stage 5 PDHPE, opportunity exists to explore in depth, issues of diversity and discrimination. Students learn about groups that experience discrimination. This can include discrimination based on culture and ethnicity, sexuality, disability and religion. Students can use real life situations and case studies to investigate how discrimination impacts upon marginalised groups.

Students reflect on how they can actively challenge negative attitudes and values relating to difference and diversity. The values of respect and responsibility would surface and form the foundation of class discussion relating to diversity and discrimination.

Dimensions of respect and responsibility:

Strand 3: Individual and Community Health

Outcome

A student:

5.6 analyses attitudes, behaviours and consequences related to health issues affecting young people

5.16 predicts potential problems and develops, justifies and evaluates solutions

Students learn about:

  • sexual health
  • appropriately expressing and exploring sexual feelings
  • power, gender and risk-taking
  • sexual choices and their consequences
  • planning and managing sexual health

Students examine rights and responsibilities in relationships and appropriate ways to communicate sexual feelings. It is important for students to understand and respect the rights of others to make decisions regarding sexual activity and sexual health.

Students explore the factors that have influenced the formation of individual and community values and attitudes to sexual health. This includes the impact of gender expectations and assumptions.

Students are provided with the opportunity to evaluate safe sexual health practices.

NOTE: When teaching sensitive aspects of the PDHPE syllabus, teachers must take into account relevant school and system policies.

Dimensions of respect and responsibility:

Outcome

A student:

5.7 analyses influences on health decision-making and develops strategies to promote health and safe behaviours

V3 develops a commitment to principles that promote social justice

Students learn about:

  • influences on health decision-making
  • individual factors, eg values and attitudes
  • empowering individuals and communities
  • individual action
  • community action
  • developing personal skills, eg advocacy
  • developing supportive environments

Learning experiences in Stage 5 PDHPE include opportunities for students to take active social action in areas where inequity may exist. The syllabus encourages students to take responsibility and explore practical ways that they can raise awareness and gather support for an issue regarding the health and wellbeing of others.

Dimensions of respect and responsibility:

Strand 4: Lifelong Physical Activity

Outcome

A student:

5.10 adopts roles to enhance their own and others’ enjoyment of physical activity

5.13 adopts roles and responsibilities that enhance group cohesion and the achievement of personal and groups objectives

Students learn about:

  • roles in physical activity
  • administrative/official roles
  • leadership roles
  • volunteering
  • strategies for enhancing other’s enjoyment of and participation in physical activity

The PDHPE syllabus promotes participation in physical activity in a range of contexts. This includes administrative/official roles. Teaching and learning experiences can include students taking responsibility for the organisation of physical activity opportunities for others.

Students can also collaboratively design and conduct and action plan for their school to increase participation and enjoyment of physical activity.

Dimensions of respect and responsibility:

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