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Welcome to ACHPER

Your leading member-based professional association advocating for quality health & physical education curriculum, supporting professional learning of teachers and promoting active and healthy lifestyles for all Australians.

ACHPER provides programs and services that support continuing development of knowledge, skills and professional practice, focussing primarily on health education, physical education and recreation. Through this, ACHPER will serve members and other stakeholders who value lifelong physical activity and health.

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Education Council endorses Australian Curriculum

Education Council endorses Australian Curriculum

On Friday September 18, 2015 the Education Council endorsed the Australian Curriculum in eight learning areas, including Health and Physical Education. The newly endorsed Foundation - 10 Australian Curriculum: Health and Physical Education will be made available from October.

As a result of this, ACARA has reviewed and revised the F-10 Curriculum as presented on the Australian Curriculum website, with version 8.0 released in mid-October.

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#ACHPER2017 International Conference Announcements

#ACHPER2017 International Conference Announcements

The 30th ACHPER International Conference, Participation in an Active and Healthy Life: Valuing the Participant Voice will be an opportunity for delegates to consider the participation of children and young people in our schools and communities. The conference sub-themes for 2017 will focus on the five propositions of the Australian Curriculum: Health and Physical Education and ensuring the ‘R’ in ACHPER is represented.

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 Future of Coaching in a Changing World: “The good, the bad and the game centred approach”

Future of Coaching in a Changing World: “The good, the bad and the game centred approach”

An average 21 year old in western society has spent a parallel life in playing video games, leading to the notion that video games are a central part of many people’s lives today. What is it about gaming that captivates the human mind and how can they be aligned to the game centred approach in PE and Sport?

Amy Price from St Mary's University in London discusses how the principles of ‘good digital game design’ can be used to re-shape the use of the game centred approach in teaching and coaching.

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FEATURE ARTICLE: Research proves activity boosts young brains

FEATURE ARTICLE: Research proves activity boosts young brains

ACHPER has been strategically advocating with Principal associations and federal and state policy makers for support for the delivery of quality HPE and physical activity. Research and emerging evidence has brought increasing attention to the benefits of physical activity and discussions around cognitive development.

ACHPER believes quality HPE and physical activity ensures that every student in every school is given the opportunity to be engaged with education and confident and capable learners.

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