ECOLOGIES OF OUTDOOR LEARNING

OED3TPD

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

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.

SchoolEducation

Credit points15

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

Capstone subjectYes

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

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Sustainable Education: Re-Visioning Learning and Change.

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorSterling, S.

Year2001

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherFOXHOLD, DARTINGTON, TOTNES, DEVON: GREEN BOOKS.

ISBN1870098994, 9781870098991

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Responsive teaching: an ecological approach to classroom patterns of language, culture, and thought

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorBowers, C.A. & Flinders, D.J.

Year1990

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherNEW YORK: TEACHERS COLLEGE PRESS

ISBN0807729973, 9780807729977

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Career Ready

Career-focusedYes

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

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

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2021, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorLucas Bester

Class requirements

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

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

1,500-word Critical Essay

N/AOtherIndividualNo25 SILO1

1,500-word Evaluation

N/AOtherIndividualNo25 SILO1, SILO3

1,500-word major assignment

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo50 SILO2, SILO3

Field Trip (4 days) Practical work hurdle (compulsory). Satisfactory participation and performance to defined exit standards are required to meet the compulsory hurdle assessment.

N/AOtherIndividualYes0