OUTDOOR EDUCATION CONCEPTS
Credit points: 15
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
Subject Co-ordinatorGenny Blades
Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG
|Resource Type||Title||Resource Requirement||Author and Year||Publisher|
|Readings||Book of Readings||Prescribed||N/A||MEDIA SERVICES, LA TROBE UNIVERSITY. BENDIGO|
|Readings||Philosophical Issues In Adventure Education (3rd Ed)||Recommended||Wurdinger, 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
02. Identify key components of sound judgment, participation in groups, care for others and the environment, and safe practice in outdoor activities
- Lectures, practical work
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Bendigo, 2015, Semester 1, Day
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGenny Blades
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week and delivered via face-to-face.
One 2.0 hours lecture per week and delivered via face-to-face.
One 4.0 days field trip per study period and delivered via face-to-face.
|one 1,500-word essay||35||01, 02|
|one 15-minute seminar presentation||15||01|
|one 2,500-word essay||50||01, 02|