ECOLOGIES OF OUTDOOR LEARNING
Credit points: 15
In this subject, students will study ecological approaches to education, curriculum development and learning ecologies and apply these to Outdoor Environmental Education teaching, programme planning and evaluation. Students plan, implement and evaluate an innovative 4-day programme with considered application of Outdoor Environmental Education disciplinary skills, knowledge, 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 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.
Subject Co-ordinatorLucas Bester
Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG
Available as ElectiveNo
Learning ActivitiesLectures, seminars, meetings and outdoor experiences
Prerequisites Must have passed 120cp at level 1 and 90cp at level 2
Quota Management StrategyN/A
Quota-conditions or rulesN/A
Minimum credit point requirementN/A
Sustainable Education: Re-Visioning Learning and Change.
PublisherFOXHOLD, DARTINGTON, TOTNES, DEVON: GREEN BOOKS.
Responsive teaching: an ecological approach to classroom patterns of language, culture, and thought
AuthorBowers, C.A. & Flinders, D.J.
PublisherNEW YORK: TEACHERS COLLEGE PRESS
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
Intended Learning Outcomes
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Bendigo, 2021, Semester 2, Day
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorLucas Bester
Field TripWeek: 31 - 43
One 4.00 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.
Second half of semester
LectureWeek: 31 - 43
Six 2.00 h lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
Mon-Wed of Week 31, 33, 43
SeminarWeek: 31 - 33
Four 8.00 h seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 33 and delivered via face-to-face.
Thurs and Fri of Week 31 & 33
1,500-word Critical Essay
1,500-word major assignment
Field Trip (4 days) Practical work hurdle (compulsory). Satisfactory participation and performance to defined exit standards are required to meet the compulsory hurdle assessment.