School of Education
Physical Education for Foundation and Intermediate Phase Teachers
Qualification / Course Information
Six months or 50 contact hours
15 SACE PD points upon successful completion
Musgrave (Durban), Centurion (Pretoria) & Waterfall (Midrand)
Physical Education improves the developmental, social and healthy living skills of learners, and is a compulsory part of the CAPS Life Skills curriculum. However, most schools in South Africa do not have specialised Physical Education teachers. Most schools rely on the skills of classroom teachers to translate the Physical Education curriculum into sound personal and social developmental activities for learners. Therefore, classroom teachers must be able to plan, prepare and present Physical Education lessons and activities in a fun and informative way that caters for learners with diverse and special needs.
This CPTD short course is aimed at all Foundation and Intermediate Phase teachers who would like to become skilled in planning and presenting Physical Education lessons and activities, and who are passionate about improving the physical and social education provided to children.
In this short course, you will learn how to:
explore Physical Education in the Foundation and Intermediate Phases;
plan and teach Physical Education lessons and activities;
explore human anatomy;
create a physically safe movement environment for learners; and
understand the sociological aspects of learners moving; and
plan for learners with diverse and special needs.
Unit 1 – Physical Education in the Foundation and Intermediate Phases
Unit 2 – Managing and teaching the Physical Education lesson
Unit 3 – Physical Development; the Human Anatomy and how to create a physically safe environment
Unit 4 – Sociological aspects of learners moving
Unit 5 – How to plan for learners with diverse and special needs