BUSH ENVIRONMENTS

OED2BE

2015

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject includes content of natural history, land management, and ecology directly relevant to selected bush environments of south eastern Australia. Students develop technical expertise of bushwalking to enable safe exploration and promote experiential and interpretative knowledge of bush environments.

SchoolSchool of Education

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorGenny Blades

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

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsVictoria's box-ironbark country: A field guideRecommendedCalder, M., Calder, J., and McCann, I. (2002)MELBOURNE: VNPA
ReadingsWildlife of the box-ironbark countryRecommendedTzaros, C. (2005)MELBOURNE : CSIRO PUBLISHING

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Analyse and evaluate cultural and natural history issues relevant to becoming a naturalist/guide of a nature tourism/outdoor environmental education program.

Activities:
The subject involves a mix of lectures, tutorials, readings and 9 days of practical work. The practical trips are an expression and exploration of the theoretical material covered in classes and readings.

02. Demonstrate naturalist skills and knowledge.

Activities:
The subject involves a mix of lectures, tutorials, readings and 9 days of practical work. The practical trips are an expression and exploration of the theoretical material covered in classes and readings.

03. Demonstrate guiding skills associated with becoming a naturalist/leader of a nature tourism/outdoor environmental education program.

Activities:
The subject involves a mix of lectures, tutorials, readings and 9 days of practical work. The practical trips are an expression and exploration of the theoretical material covered in classes and readings.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2015, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorLesley Hodgson

Class requirements

Field Trip Week: 10 - 22
One 9.0 days field trip per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours lecture other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
1,500-word assignment50 01, 02, 03
2,500-word assignmentHurdle requirement: satisfactory participation and performance in practical work50 01, 02, 03

Bendigo, 2015, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAlistair Stewart

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours lecture other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Field Trip Week: 31 - 43
One 9.0 days field trip per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
1,500-word assignment50 01, 02, 03
2,500-word assignmentHurdle requirement: satisfactory participation and performance in practical work50 01, 02, 03