EDUCATION IN THE OUTDOORS

OED3EO

2015

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Students examine the social and cultural context of education and implications for outdoor education. Components include discourses on the outdoors and 'the bush', curriculum enquiry and implications for teaching in the outdoors.

SchoolSchool of Education

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorKathleen Pleasants

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must have passed 120cp at level 1 and 90cp at level 2

Co-requisites OED3FED or OED3TNH

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsVarious readingsPrescribedN/AAVAILABLE VIA LA TROBE UNIVERSITY LEARNING MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (LMS)

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Demonstrate understanding of curriculum considerations and educational philosophies underpinning outdoor education practice, including the ability to critically examine aims and purposes of outdoor education, and recognise and evaluate flawed aims.

Activities:
Various
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)

02. Understand theoretical and practical aspects of the relationships between place, knowledge, meaning and personal experience.

Activities:
Various
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)

03. Understand some social and cultural dimensions of outdoor education practice.

Activities:
Various
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)

04. Recognise situational aspects of outdoor education and how these may be manifest in practice.

Activities:
Various
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)

05. Observe and reflect on outdoor education practice.

Activities:
Various
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)

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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-ordinatorKathleen Pleasants

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.

Practical Week: 14 - 22
One 4.0 days practical per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 14 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Tutorial Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 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*
1,000-word assignment4 days negotiated experience: Hurdle requirement - satisfactory participation and performance in practical work30 01, 04
1,500-word assignment40 02, 03
1,000-word assignmentHurdle requirement: grade for assignment 3 must be 50% or greater30 01, 05