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Physical Education and its Teaching I

Code: 102051 ECTS Credits: 4
Degree Type Year Semester
2500798 Primary Education OB 3 1
The proposed teaching and assessment methodology that appear in the guide may be subject to changes as a result of the restrictions to face-to-face class attendance imposed by the health authorities.


Laura Carbonero Sánchez

Use of Languages

Principal working language:
catalan (cat)
Some groups entirely in English:
Some groups entirely in Catalan:
Some groups entirely in Spanish:


Judith Lopez Cancho
Francesc Xavier Torrebadella Flix
Gloria Escobosa Morera


It is necessary to score marks for each assignment to pass the course. If the scoring in any assignment is zero, the average is not applied and the student fails the course.

Sportswear and active, hands-on participation are required in all the workshop classes.

Objectives and Contextualisation

Objectives and Contextualisation

This module takes place in the third year and is a continuation to the 5-credit module Physical Education in the Primary Stage, which the students took in the second year of their programmein teaching in primary education. The module has the following training goals:

-          Understand the pedagogical principles of physical education (PE) that contribute topersonal, cultural and social training.

-          Develop a conception of education that values physical activity as essential for theintegral formation of the person

-          Achieve a basic understanding of the conceptual foundations of PE.

-          Know the PE curriculum in primary education.

-          Know procedures for teaching PE in primary education.

-          Getting experience of the content of the course through practicing physical activity.

-          Acquire further professional skills in primary education teaching in the field of physical education.


  • Acquiring resources to encourage lifelong participation in sports activities both inside and outside the school.
  • Analyse and recognise one’s own socio-emotional skills (in terms of strengths, potentialities and weaknesses), to develop those that they are necessary for professional development.
  • Develop and evaluate contents of the curriculum by means of appropriate didactic resources and promote the corresponding skills in pupils.
  • Foster reading and critical analysis of the texts in different scientific fields and cultural contents in the school curriculum.
  • Manage information in relation to the professional field for decision making and the preparation of reports.
  • Reflect on classroom experiences in order to innovate and improve teaching work. Acquire skills and habits for autonomous and cooperative learning and promote it among pupils.
  • Take account of social, economic and environmental impacts when operating within one's own area of knowledge.
  • Understand the principles that contribute to cultural, personal and social training in terms of physical education.
  • Understand the school physical education curriculum.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Analyse and comment on PE texts related to primary education. Know how to write basic texts relating to the area.
  2. Analyse and understand the components of the Department of Physical Education curriculum and meet the criteria to place them in the 3 cycles into which the stage is organized.
  3. Assessing the benefits that practising physical activity has from a psychological, physical and social point of view.
  4. Becoming initiated in the criteria and instruments for evaluating PE.
  5. Identifying the different possibilities and modalities that are available, both in school and in extracurricular fields.
  6. Identifying the educational content of PE activities and know how to carry them out and explain them.
  7. Knowing how to select appropriate and relevant information when preparing the required work and presentations to the rest of the group.
  8. Making progress in the command of teaching resources for developing the training content of PE at the primary education level, and identifying the different educational components involved in each activity.
  9. Master communication skills in different teaching and learning activities.
  10. Obtaining the PE resources that encourage inclusive education in contexts of diversity.
  11. Propose viable projects and actions to boost social, economic and environmental benefits.
  12. Self-assess and co-evaluate the results obtained in the development of the subject.
  13. Understand personal differences that arise in PE activities as an aspect to be dealt with using educational criteria.
  14. Understand the evolution of the main educational trends. Analyse from a critical perspective the styles and methods for teaching PE.
  15. Understand the importance of physical activity and sport as social phenomena in the areas of education, economics, respect for health, etc.



- Teaching methods and teaching strategies related to physical education.

- Content of physical education in primary education:

- Specific Motor Skills: conventional and alternative Sports Outdoor activities. Adapted sports. 

- Physical activities in the natural environment 

- Components of Fitness: flexibility, strength, speed and endurance.

- Body expression and comunication: Expression and dramatization, performances and motor creativity.  

- Planning: Sequencing cycles. Unit Plan. Lesson Plan for Physical Education.

- Physical Education, interdisciplinarity and cross-disciplinary approach.

- Evaluation in Physical Education: objectives, criteria, instruments, methods and agents involved. EF reports


Transnatura Project.

Transnatura is the title of the multidisciplinary project designed by the teaching teams of four of the subjects in 3rd year of the Degree in Primary Education. It consists of a two days trip and a night out in nature aimed at providing an intense and formative experience in the natural environment which, besides working specific objectives of each of the disciplines, it also facilitates the approach of transversal aspects such as sustainability, healthy living, coexistence and the relationship between school and nature, among others.
Subjects involved: Didactics of Experimental Sciences, Learning and Development II, Visual Music Education and learning, Physical Education and its Didactics I.
The departure will be held in September or October for groups 21, 31, 41 and 71. Attendance is mandatory. In case someone is unable to attend it, he/she will have to prove the reason for missing it and perform a compensatory work previously agreed with the teaching team.
The activities carried out during the trip will be part of the continuous evaluation of the different subjects. At the beginning of the course eachteacher will specify the learning evidences and the corresponding evaluation criteria.

With the information available in June we can announce that:

Meeting point: Vall de Núria (we are directly at the Cremallera station)

Price: 45 euros (includes Cremallera, dinner, bed, breakfast and lunch on the second day)

During the 1st semester, the UAB opens a call for scholarships to finance the trip

Informative tutorial: Thursday 9 September at 1pm (morning groups) and 3pm (afternoon groups). In this tutorial you will have to make the payment.



The module will be developed by combining different teaching and learning activities from practice and theory.


Seminars (small group of students). There will also be one or two practical nature outings with the whole group to practice physical activities in a natural environment. In these sessions, there will be an emphasis on physical activity involving the students. These will be primarily designed by teachers, but will also take into account contributions made by the students.


Content delivered to the whole group especially via teachers’ lectures on basic module content. They will also allow for students’ open and active participation, such as in debates, presentations and information sharing on results achieved in workshops, questions and answers, reviews of audiovisual documents, etc.

Annotation: Within the schedule set by the centre or degree programme, 15 minutes of one class will be reserved for students to evaluate their lecturers and their courses or modules through questionnaires.


Title Hours ECTS Learning Outcomes
Type: Directed      
Plenary lessons. Also use audiovisual resources: slides, videos, etc. Assistance in physical activities and sports such as: trips to a natural environment and trips to PE centres. 9 0.36 7
Seminars. There will be practical classes of physical education according to the different blocks of content for the Primary stage, with various educational methodologies. Work will be carried out in small groups under the guidance and tutoring of the teac 25 1
Type: Supervised      
Monitoring of tasks and activities assigned. Control and monitoring of learning throughout the course. 16 0.64
Type: Autonomous      
Analysis of written documents and/or digital, participation in the virtual forums of debate on the subject, elaboration of sessions of physical education and research activities of reflection and interdisciplinary information and other small tasks 50 2 7


To pass this course, the student must display, in all activities, good general

communicative competence, both orally and in writing, and good command of the

vehicular language or languages indicated in the educational guide. All activities (individual and in group) will take into account linguistic correction, writing and the formal aspects of presentation. Students should be able to express themselves fluently and correctly and have to show a high degree of understanding of academic texts. An activity may be returned (not evaluated) or failed if the teacher considers that it does not meet these requirements.

The evaluation will be carried out throughout the module, by means of the activities displayed in the grid

above. Attendance to a minimum of 80% of classes is mandatory, he justifications only serve to explain the absence, in no case they are an exemption of the presence . Total or partial

plagiarism in any of the evaluation activities, and/or copying in one of the tests will result in a fail for the whole module

Individual knowledge test (40%) and the application of a didactic proposal in group (20%) will be carried out at the end of the subject. The teacher staff of each group will provide the specific dates on the first day of class.

Only group work (20%) and the individual knowledge test (40%) will be recoverable.

Assessment Activities

Title Weighting Hours ECTS Learning Outcomes
Group work in reduced format. (Oral Presentations) 20% 0 0 1, 2, 10, 12, 15, 14, 9, 7
In group: Design and application of a lesson plan. 20% 0 0 2, 10, 12, 15, 14, 9, 13, 6, 5, 4, 8, 11, 7, 3
Individual: Attendance to 80% of the lessons – essential requirement to pass the module. 0 0 0 7
Individual: Oral or written knowledge test. Assessment of the portfolio, where you will collect all the work completed during the course. Self-assessment of the learning process. 40% 0 0 1, 2, 10, 12, 15, 14, 9, 13, 6, 5, 4, 8, 11, 7, 3
Individual: Participation in the theoretical and practical classes, and in the forums of the Campus Virtual. 20% 0 0 2, 12, 15, 14, 9, 7, 3



Compulsory textbook

- Borsdorf,Laura L. & Boeyink, Lois A. (2005) Physical Best Activity Guide. (third edition)

Human Kinetics

- DIRECCIÓ GENERAL D’EDUCACIÓ (2015):Diari Oficial de la Generalitat de Catalunya (DOGC). Curriculum d’educació primària. nº 6900. 26 de juny del 2015.

Suggested reading

- CLIL monograph (2013) Content and Language Integrated learning in Catalonia. Studies

and experiences. Temps d’Educació núm. 45

- Blázquez,D & Sebastiani, E.M (2010) Enseñar por competencias en educación física.

Barcelona: Inde

- Coyle,D, (2009) University of Nottingham. Promoting cultural diversity through

intercultural understanding: a case study of CLIL teacher professional development at

in-service and pre-service levels.

- Vygotsky, L.S (1978). Mind in society: The development of higher psychological

processes. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

PE lessons available at:




 Physical Education and its Teaching I








Specific computer programs are no needed.