Date of Award
Bachelor of Education (Primary) (Honours) BEd (Primary) (Hons)
Faculty of Education
ANZSRC / FoR Code
130105 Primary Education (excl. Maori)
This qualitative inquiry aimed to investigate how three upper primary teachers are responding to the proposed implementation of the puberty-focused content from the Australian Curriculum: Health and Physical Education (F-10), in one faith-based school in Queensland. This research used semi-structured interviews with three participants and a reflective journal kept by the researcher. The semi-structured interviews were conducted with three upper primary teachers from one faith-based school in Queensland, and these formed the base of the data collection processes. The teachers’ underlying responses towards the puberty education from the Australian Curriculum: Health and Physical Education (F-10) appeared to reflect reluctance towards using a curriculum document, resistance to change and reliance on tacit knowledge. In turn the factors behind the responses indicated three teachers who will self-censor parts of the puberty-focused content from the Australian Curriculum: Health and Physical Education (F-10) to suit their own philosophical and pedagogical assumptions.
Hobson, T. (2014). A qualitative investigation into three upper primary teacher's responses towards the puberty-focused content in the Australian curriculum: HPE (F-10), in one faith-based school in Queensland (Bachelor's thesis, Avondale College of Higher Education, Cooranbong, Australia). Retrieved from https://research.avondale.edu.au/theses_bachelor_honours/17