OUTDOOR EDUCATION CONCEPTS

OED4OEC

2015

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, students gain an overview of outdoor education theory and practice (predominantly in Australia). Students are introduced to a range of philosophies and objectives, notions of competence, processes of learning, values and ethics, and contemporary issues in outdoor education. Students are introduced to socially critical environmental perspectives that underpin teaching and learning in the department. Students participate in a practical component that explores these perspectives in the outdoor context. The subject is assessed via assignments related to the theory and the practical experience.

SchoolSchool of Education

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorGenny Blades

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisites OED4OEX

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Learning resources

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsBook of ReadingsPrescribedN/AMEDIA SERVICES, LA TROBE UNIVERSITY. BENDIGO
ReadingsPhilosophical Issues In Adventure Education (3rd Ed)RecommendedWurdinger, S. (1997)DUBUQUE, IOWA: KENDALL/HUNT

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Understand the theory, practice, and philosophy of outdoor education with a focus on values, knowledge about natural environments and cultural perspectives

Activities:
Lectures

02. Identify key components of sound judgment, participation in groups, care for others and the environment, and safe practice in outdoor activities

Activities:
Lectures, practical work

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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-ordinatorGenny Blades

Class requirements

Tutorial
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture
One 2.0 hours lecture per week and delivered via face-to-face.

Field Trip
One 4.0 days field trip per study period and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one 1,500-word essay35 01, 02
one 15-minute seminar presentation15 01
one 2,500-word essay50 01, 02