ENVIRONMENTAL INTERPRETATION

OED2EI

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students are introduced to the theory and practice of environmental interpretation and its role in the context of education and nature tourism. Students critically examine theory and practice of effective interpretation through examination of interpretive venues and other materials, including some of their own. The emphasis is on developing interpretive skills with a focus on both natural and cultural interpretation settings.

SchoolSchool of Education

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMarcus Morse

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must have passed 90cp

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsEnriching The Experience: An Interpretive Approach To Tour GuidingRecommendedPastorelli, J.HOSPITALITY PRESS. 2003
ReadingsMaking Visitors Mindful: Principles For Creating Quality Sustainable Visitor Experiences Through Effective CommunicationRecommendedMoscardo, G.SAGAMORE PRESS. 1999

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Evaluate the relationship between learning theory and interpretation through observation and critique of interpretation practice

Activities:
Lectures, tutorials, field visit
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

02. Demonstrate interpretive skills through the preparation and presentation of interpretive activities.

Activities:
Lectures, tutorials, assessment
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

03. Critically evaluate your own interpretation practice.

Activities:
Lectures, tutorials, assessment
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2018, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMarcus Morse

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Tutorial Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one 1,000-word assignment20 03
one 1,500-word assignment40 01
one 1,500-word assignment40 02