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Dr Donna Barwood

Lecturer

Contact Information Telephone: +61 8 6304 2841, Mobile: 0411888001, Email: d.barwood@ecu.edu.au, Campus: Joondalup, Room: JO8418
Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 6304 2841
Mobile: 0411888001
Email: d.barwood@ecu.edu.au
Campus: Joondalup  
Room: JO8418  

 

Donna is a Lecturer and Coordinator of Health and Physical Education for the School of Education.

Current teaching

  • EDU1009 - Communication Skills for Teaching and Learning
  • HPE2112 - Physically Activity, Body, Culture and Identity
  • HPE3101 - Teaching Secondary Health Education
  • HPE3201 - Planning, Teaching and Assessment in Health Education
  • PHE6713 - Specialised Health Studies Foundations
  • PHE6714 - Specialised Secondary Health Studies PPA4211 – Assistant Teacher Program

Background

Donna has taught Health and Physical Education in primary, secondary and tertiary educational settings and held key positions of responsibility in the public, private and Catholic education sectors. Donna was writer of the K-10 Syllabus for Health and Physical Education in Western Australia, the online course for Protective Behaviours in Western Australia, the Aboriginal Education supplement for the Protective Behaviours Curriculum and the Australian Curriculum for Health and Physical Education.

Professional associations

  • TRBWA - Teachers registration Board of Western Australia
  • ACHPER - Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation
  • WAIER - Western Australian Institute for Educational Research
  • PESTA - Physical Education Teachers Association
  • President ACHPER WA (Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation
  • Board member Halidon Primary School
  • Board member Greenwood college

Awards and recognition

  • 2011 - Doctor Susan Holland Scholarship – Edith Cowan University
  • 2011 - 3MT Peoples’ Choice Winner – Edith Cowan University
  • 2018 - ACHPER National Fellow – Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation

Research areas and interests

  • Health Education
  • Physical Education
  • Practicum experiences
  • Inclusivity and diversity in Health and Physical Education
  • Health and Physical Education teacher needs

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Edith Cowan University, 2015.
  • Master of Education by Coursework Major in Health Education, Edith Cowan University, 1994.
  • Bachelor of Education Major in Physical and Health Education, Edith Cowan University, 1989.
  • Diploma of Teaching (Secondary), Edith Cowan University, 1987.

Research

Recent Research Grants

  • Transformational games: A way to engage adolescents in nutrition education? ,  Healthway (WA Health Promotion Foundation),  Health Promotion Research - Exploratory Research Grants,  2016 - 2018,  $56,634.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Journal Articles

  • Barwood, D., (2017), Top five 'must-haves' for creating meaningful, valuable, strengths-based and healthful learning. ACHPER Active + Healthy Journal, 24(4), 16-19, Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation Inc..
  • Barwood, D., Penney, D., Cunningham, C., (2017), A paradox or a culture of acceptance? The idiosyncratic workforce delivering health education in lower secondary government schools in Western Australia. Asia-Pacific Journal of Health, Sport and Physical Education, 8(3), 193-209, Melbourne, Victoria, Routledge, DOI: 10.1080/18377122.2017.1362955.
  • Barwood, D., Cunningham, C., Penney, D., (2016), What we know, what we do and what we could do: Creating an understanding of the delivery of health education in lower secondary government schools in Western Australia. Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 41(11), 15-30, Australia, Social Science Press, DOI: 10.14221/ajte.2016v41n11.2.

Conference Publications

  • Barwood, D., Brady, D., Jones, A., Strickland, M., Blane, S., (2017), Creating an understanding of the UV Index amongst pre-service teachers. Proceedings of the 30th ACHPER International Conference: Participation in an active and healthy life: Valuing the participant voice, 46-53, Flinders Park, South Australia, Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation.
  • Barwood, D., (2017), Rumination, realignment and reflection: Who is really teaching health education in secondary schools?. Learning Communities: International journal of learning in social contexts Number 21 November 2017, 46-55, Darwin, Australia, Charles Darwin University.
  • Barwood, D., (2015), What we know, what we do and what we should do: The delivery of health education in lower secondary government schools in WA. Proceedings of the 29th ACHPER International Conference: Values into Action - A Brighter Future, 120-128, Kent Town, South Australia, Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation.
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