ECOLOGIES OF OUTDOOR LEARNING

OED3TPD

2019

Credit points: 15

This subject addresses La Trobe's Innovation and Entrepreneurship Essential. Innovation and Entrepreneurship is about using your creativity to generate new ideas, understand and solve complex problems and thrive in a fast-changing world.

Subject outline

In this subject students will study ecological approaches to education, curriculum development and learning ecologies and apply these to Outdoor and Environmental Education teaching, programme planning and evaluation.Students plan, implement and evaluate an innovative 4-day programme with considered application of Outdoor and Environmental Education disciplinary skills, knowledge and understanding, understanding and ecologies of practice. In this subject students address La Trobe's Innovation and Entrepreneurship Essential, where students will gain experience in how to create innovative ideas for developing and teaching outdoor and environmental education programmes,including how to develop initial ideas, apply them in practical settings, take account of opportunities and risks associated with these innovative approaches and evaluate their outcomes.

SchoolSchool of Education

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorLucas Bester

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-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsResponsive teaching: an ecological approach to classroom patterns of language, culture, and thoughtPrescribedBowers, C.A. & Flinders, D.J. (1990)NEW YORK: TEACHERS COLLEGE PRESS
ReadingsSustainable Education: Re-Visioning Learning and Change.RecommendedSterling, S. (2001)FOXHOLD, DARTINGTON, TOTNES, DEVON: GREEN BOOKS.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Critically reflect on and evaluate theoretical perspectives of ecological learning and teaching practice, programme design, implementation and evaluation and apply to real world situations.

Activities:
Lecture and Workshop
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

02. Design, plan, fully develop and implement a safe, innovative, and educationally coherent OEE programme in collaboration with an external agency, taking account of identified opportunities and risks.

Activities:
Lectures, workshops, meetings and outdoor experiences
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

03. Collaborate effectively with peers, agency and university staff and students in a flexible and creative manner.

Activities:
Workshops, meetings and outdoor experiences
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2019, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorLucas Bester

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 31 - 33
Four 8.0 hours seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 33 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
Seven 2.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Field Trip Week: 31 - 43
One 4.0 days field trip per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
1,500-word Critical Essay25 01
1,500--word Evaluation25 03
1,500-word major assignment50 02, 03
Field Trip (4 days)Practical work hurdle (compulsory). Satisfactory participation and performance to defined exit standards are required to meet the compulsory hurdle assessment.