CONNECTING LANDSCAPES

OED2CLS

2018

Credit points: 15

This subject addresses La Trobe's Global Citizenship Essential. Global Citizenship is about learning to live in an interconnected world, including the social, environmental, political and economic challenges this brings.

Subject outline


In this multi-disciplinary subject, students will explore the way land, culture, & biodiversity interact throughout time, & the way this interplay shapes the history, ecosystems, present understandings, utilisation, & possible futures of particular landscapes. This is an immersive, location-based, intensive subject where students investigate the way different worldviews shape understandings of natural & cultural history, & how they impact on particular places. Using diverse perspectives, experiential field excursions, blended learning & underpinned with key stakeholder relationships, students will reflect on understanding places in both local & national settings & discover & re-imagine possible approaches for the region to meet future global challenges. In this subject students address La Trobe's Global Citizenship Essential.

SchoolSchool of Education

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorLucas Bester

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Examine the complex interplay of factors that arise from the particularities of place.

Activities:
Field Trips, Readings supported by blended learning, Discussion, Assessment Tasks
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

02. Engage with local communities to examine the glocal influences that drive landscape utilisation and change.

Activities:
Field Trips, Readings supported by blended learning, Discussion, Assessment Tasks
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Cultural Literacy)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Study and Learning Skills)

03. Examine how cultural perspectives change values of places, and the way these give rise to different human actions and interactions in particular landscapes.

Activities:
Field Trips, Readings, Seminars, Discussion, Assessment Tasks
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)

04. Investigate and critique the possibilities for sustainable use of particular landscapes, and the way global forces influence local outcomes.

Activities:
Field Trips, Readings, Discussion, Assessment Tasks
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Study and Learning Skills)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2018, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorLucas Bester

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 40 - 40
One 35.0 hours seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 40 to week 40 and delivered via face-to-face.

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Report (pre field trip - Landscapes and community in action = 120030 01, 02, 04
Research Assignment - post fieldwork = 150040 01, 02, 03, 04
Creative Response (artefact, artwork, report, journal, or diary) = 120030 01, 02, 03, 04