Health and Physical Education Support Materials
Assessment Principle 1
Assessment should be an integral part of Teaching and Learning
Health Education snapshot: Preventive health measures
Health and Physical Education/Health Education/Personal, social and community health/ Contributing to healthy and active communities
Preventive health measures that can promote and maintain community health, safety and wellbeing such as:
Nature of the assessment
Purposes of the assessment
To assess students’ understanding of health safety in the context of outdoor sports
Stage in the Teaching sequence
Start of a teaching cycle – formative assessment
Students were required to research preventive health and safety measures for their chosen context: bicycle riding, skateboarding, beach swimming or their favourite team sport.
As a warm-up activity to the assessment task, students completed the K and W sections of a KWL chart (what I already know, what I wonder and what I learnt).
As a homework task, the students researched their topic and prepared advice for other students participating in the activity.
Once they had submitted their work, the students completed the ‘L’ component of the KWL chart. They then shared their reflections on what they had learnt with a partner.
Using the information
The teacher used the students’ research and their discussions to review the information already collected. He realised that students had more advanced understandings of preventive health measures than he had anticipated. He took this into account and reworked his future lesson plans.