Glossary (Version 8.4)

To show by example, give a practical exhibition or explanation.

To give an account of characteristics or features.

To plan and evaluate the construction of a product or process.

To create something, elaborate or expand in detail.

Variables that influence an individual’s level of overall health. The variables, frequently referred to in Health and Physical Education as dimensions are: physical, social, emotional, mental and spiritual.

An unjust or prejudicial treatment of someone. The types of discrimination that students must learn about include racial, levels of ability, sex and gender discrimination, homophobia and transphobia.

To talk or write about a topic, taking into account different issues or ideas.

Enduring habits of mind and actions, and tendencies to respond to situations in characteristic ways (for example, maintaining an optimistic outlook, being willing to persevere with challenges, or actively engaging in regular physical activity).

To recognise point(s) of difference.

Differences that exist within a group including age, sex, gender, gender expression, sexuality, ethnicity, ability, body shape and composition, culture, religion, learning styles, socioeconomic background, values and experience. Appreciating, understanding and respecting diversity impacts on an individual’s sense of self and their relations to others. Diversity can be acknowledged through shared activities that may involve building knowledge and awareness, peer teaching, games, dance, food and festivals.

Any substance (excluding food, water and oxygen) that, when taken into a body, alters its function physically or psychologically. These substances include prescription drugs, bush and alternative medicines, energy drinks, caffeine, tobacco, alcohol, illegal drugs and performance-enhancing drugs.