Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students critically examine the cultural and environmental features of a particular place in the context of outdoor education and/or nature tourism practice.

SchoolSchool of Education

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorSean Murray

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules


Co-requisites Must be enrolled in one of the following courses: EBOEB - Bachelor of Outdoor Education, EBOREB - Bachelor of Outdoor Recreation Education, EBOEXB - Bachelor of Outdoor Education (Extended)

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Describe and explain values beliefs that underpin why you participate in the particular outdoor activity.

Lectures and tutorials

02. Research and reflect on your own philosophy of your experience in the setting and the activity. Consider possibilities on how it may inform your own relationship to that environment.

Lectures and tutorials

03. Develop and demonstrate the outdoor travel skills through participation in the journey in a relatively remote and natural setting.

Lectures and tutorials

04. Develop safety knowledge and skills specific to the environment, such as navigation, understanding and working with climatic data, drinking water procurement, group management, health and hygiene, first aid in remote settings and communications.

Practical field experience

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2016, Semester 2, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSean Murray

Class requirements

Field Trip
One 9.0 days field trip per study period and delivered via face-to-face.

Seven 1.0 hours lecture per study period and delivered via face-to-face.


Assessment elementComments% ILO*
2,000 word assignment60 01, 02
practical competencieshurdle requirement: satisfactory participation and performance in practical work40 03, 04