WAYS OF KNOWING NATURE

OED1WKN

2017

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students are introduced to the theoretical and practical study of outdoor and environmental studies. Students will examine and explore connections between ways of experiencing the outdoors and knowledge of the outdoors, with an emphasis on implications for environmental sustainability. Students will also develop skills of critical enquiry, academic reading and writing, problem solving, and teamwork. Practical trips provide opportunities for observation and reflection which are recorded through journal keeping.

SchoolSchool of Education

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorPhilippa Morse

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - 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
ReadingsBook of ReadingsPrescribedN/AMEDIA UNIT: LA TROBE UNI, BENDIGO

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Demonstrate skills required for academic study, including: verbal & written communication; critical thinking and enquiry; research; problem-solving; reading; and, referencing (SGT 6.2).

Activities:
Lectures, tutorials, assessment
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing)

02. Describe and evaluate theoretical and practical understandings of the ways in which knowledge is developed, and in particular knowledge about natural environments from different cultural perspectives (SGT 7.2).

Activities:
Lectures, assessment, naturlais tutorials and 3 day field trip
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing)

03. Analyse how particular knowledge developed through different ways of knowing nature, influences human behaviour in specific settings (SGT 2.1).

Activities:
Lectures, assessment, naturlais tutorials and 3 day field trip
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing)

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2017, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPhilippa Morse

Class requirements

Field Trip Week: 10 - 22
One 3.0 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 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Seminar Week: 10 - 10
One 2.0 days seminar other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 10 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*
Nature diary 1,500-word equivalentHurdle requirement: satisfactory participation and performance in naturalist tutorials and in practical work45 01, 03
One 1,500-word essay35 01, 02, 03
One 800-word essay20 01, 02