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Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, students gain an overview of outdoor education theory and practice (predominantly in Australia). Students are introduced to a range of philosophies and objectives, notions of competence, processes of learning, values and ethics, and contemporary issues in outdoor education. Students are introduced to socially critical environmental perspectives that underpin teaching and learning in the department. Students participate in a practical component that explores these perspectives in the outdoor context. The subject is assessed via assignments related to the theory and the practical experience.


Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorGenevieve Blades

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

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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

Career Ready


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. Understand the theory, practice, and philosophy of outdoor education with a focus on values, knowledge about natural environments and cultural perspectives
02. Identify key components of sound judgment, participation in groups, care for others and the environment, and safe practice in outdoor activities

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