NATURALIST STUDIES

OED1NS

2020

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students focus on environmental studies through understanding, recording and reflecting on natural places through field observation and experience. Students are introduced to the skills of field observation and recording in natural history. They develop practical knowledge of identification and classification, and expertise in undertaking short excursions and multi-day educational trips in natural settings.

SchoolEducation

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorAlistair Stewart

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must have passed 30cp at level 1

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Native trees and shrubs of south-eastern Australia

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorCostermans, L. F.

Year2000

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherREED NEW HOLLAND, SYDNEY, NSW

ISBNN/A

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Chapter/issueN/A

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Source locationN/A

Tracks, Scats and Other Traces: A Field Guide to Australian Mammals

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorTriggs, B.

Year2004

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherOXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS: MELBOURNE

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

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Field Guide to Australian Birds: Complete Compact Edition

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorMorcombe, M.

Year2004

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherSTEVE PARISH PUBLISHING

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

The Waterbug Book: A Guide to the Freshwater Macroinvertebrates of Temperate Australia

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorGooderham,J & Tsyrlin,E

Year2002

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherCSIRO

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Creativity and Innovation
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Research and Evidence-Based Inquiry

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Apply basic ecological concepts to field observations
02. Recognise patterns and relationships in ecosystems
03. Undertake research into natural history using standard sources and reference material
04. Develop skills in observing and recording in the field
05. Develop practical skills in the identification and classification and recognition of biotic and abiotic features of central Victorian forests and woodlands

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2020, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAlistair Stewart

Class requirements

Field Trip Week: 31 - 43
One 6.00 d 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.

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
Two 1.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Tutorial Week: 32 - 32
Three 3.00 h tutorial other recurrence on any day including weekend during the day from week 32 to week 32 and delivered via face-to-face.

Tutorial Week: 38 - 39
One 1.00 h tutorial per study period on weekends during the day from week 38 to week 39 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
One 1,000-word assignmentN/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5
One 1.5-hour practical examination (1000 words equiv)N/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5
One 2,000-word assignment Hurdle requirement: satisfactory participation and performance in practical workN/AN/AN/AYes35 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5