TEPE305-17S2 (C) Semester Two 2017

Social Context of Physical Education

15 points, 0.1250 EFTS
17 Jul 2017 - 19 Nov 2017


Understand how to create equitable, ethical and socially-just learning environments through pedagogical practices, and critically examine the relationships between physical education, physical activity, sport, culture and education. Explore the dominant hegemonic practices in physical education programmes.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:
1. Identify and critique social theories which examine socio-cultural issues relating to physical education and sport.
2. Critically analyse dominant discourses in physical education.
3. Critically analyse the hidden curriculum in physical education.
4. Demonstrate an understanding of how empowering and emancipatory practices may be implemented in physical education settings.


Timetable 2017

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 15:00 - 16:00 Kirkwood KE06 17 Jul - 27 Aug
11 Sep - 22 Oct
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 12:00 - 13:00 Kirkwood KD07 17 Jul - 27 Aug
11 Sep - 22 Oct
Workshop A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 14:00 - 15:00 Kirkwood KE06 (12/9-17/10)
Rec Centre Gymnasium (18/7, 1/8-22/8)
Kirkwood KC06 (25/7)
17 Jul - 27 Aug
11 Sep - 22 Oct

Course Coordinator

Ian Culpan


Heather Lindsay


Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Social Issues Essay 40%
Social Issues Presentation 35%
Adapted Physical Education 10 hour Practicum 25%


Recommended Reading

Coakley, Jay J. et al; Sports in society : issues and controversies in Australia and New Zealand; McGraw-Hill, 2009.

Collins, Chris , Jackson, Steven J; Sport in Aotearoa/New Zealand society; 2nd ed; Thomson, 2007.

Kirk, David , MacDonald, Doune, O'Sullivan, Mary; The handbook of physical education; SAGE Publications, 2006.

Additional Course Outline Information

Assessment and grading system

Grading Scale
Grade    GPA Value        Marks

A+              9            90 – 100
A                8            85 – 89.99
A-               7            80 – 84.99
B+              6            75 – 79.99
B                5            70 – 74.99
B-               4            65 – 69.99
C+              3            60 – 64.99
C                2            55 – 59.99
C-               1            50 – 54.99
D                0            40 – 49.99
E               -1             0 – 39.99


Due to the student centred and workshop type nature of most classes we recommend that students attend all sessions.  This will ensure that students can make sense of course progressions and do not miss vital information. If a student is unable to attend a lecture then it is expected that an email will be sent to the lecturer informing them of the absence.


Students will be asked to complete course and teacher evaluations, using the Centre for Evaluation and Monitoring surveys. Survey responses are conducted electronically and are confidential. The Faculty of Education will conduct regular graduate surveys.

Grade moderation

All course assessments in the Bachelor of Education (Physical Education) are internally and externally moderated. A sample of your work may be used as part of this moderation process. Regular examiners meetings monitor the distribution of final grades in courses and adjustments are made if necessary to ensure reasonable consistency and comparability of course grades.

Late submission of work

An assessment is late if it is handed in after the due date, without a formal extension. If an assessment is submitted after the due date, 5% will be deducted from the final grade for every day the assessment is late. No assessments will be accepted after a period of 3 days after the due date, unless an extension has been granted.


Students should refer to the Bachelor of Education (Physical Education) Course Handbook and course regulations for further information on course completing assignments and assessment.
The Award regulations for the Bachelor of Education (Physical Education) can be found within the UC Calendar. The UC calendar is available online at: http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/publications/calendar.shtml
The specific Award regulations for the degree can be found at: http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/publications/documents/calendar/faculty_of_education.pdf
The College of Education assessment guidelines, which contain specific information regarding the College grading scale, late work, extensions, submission of work, reconsideration of grades, aegrotat procedures, academic integrity, and moderation of assessment can be found at: http://www.education.canterbury.ac.nz/documents/assessment_guidelines_for_students_13.pdf
The specific assessment details for each course, including assessment dates, can be found in the course outline which will be provided by your course lecturer at the start of the course.

Other specific requirements

All written assessment tasks and presentations must be referenced according to APA convention. (Information relating to APA referencing can be obtained from both the Central and Education Libraries.) Notes on APA referencing can be found in the BEDPE course handbook and at the Library. Each assessment submission requires a completed cover sheet (available online).

Requests for extensions

Students who cannot complete assessments by the due date should discuss their situation with the course lecturer and complete the appropriate extension form. Where circumstances are known in advance, the student should discuss these with the course lecturer at least 3 week days  prior to the assessment due date. In circumstances where this is not appropriate, the student should discuss their situation with the course lecturer as soon as possible.


Resubmissions are now not available for assessments.

Passing grades

To pass a course in the BEDPE students are no longer required to pass all of the assessments.  An average of 50% is a passing grade.

Aegrotat considerations

Students should refer to the General Course and Examination Regulation H: Aegrotat Consideration and Aegrotat Consideration: Procedures in the UC Policy Library.

Where to submit and collect work

Hard Copy Submission for ON Campus Students
On campus students assignments are to be submitted with a cover sheet to the School of Sport & Physical Education office, (behind the Rec Centre) by 5.00pm, or time directed by course lecturer, on or before the due date. Please use the drop box placed at the entrance to School office.

Marked assignments will be returned directly from the lecturer.  

Electronic Submission via LEARN (all on campus and distance students)
All students must submit their assessment via the online assessment system in the Learn (Moodle) class site, on or before the due date.  All submitted assessment work will be screened by the software Turnitin, to check for plagiarism.  There is opportunity for student to submit a draft report to monitor levels of plagiarism prior to the final submission for marking.

It is the responsibility of the students to check their Internet access and ability to submit their work via the online system.  Any technical difficulties should be notified well in advance of the due date so that assistance can be provided or alternative arrangements can be negotiated. If you require assistance, please email ictservicedesk@canterbury.ac.nz, or phone 366 7001 ext 6060.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $732.00

International fee $2,975.00

* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.

For further information see School of Health Sciences.

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