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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

FacultyFaculty of Education
OfferedPeninsula Second semester 2010 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Ms TerriAnne Philpott


This unit provides an introduction to the historical, philosophical and pedagogical foundations that guide the delivery of outdoor education programs. The unit will examine adventure education, experiential education, environmental education and how outdoor education is currently represented in Australian school curriculum. The unit provides opportunities to apply the philosophical and theoretical concepts to a range of practical contexts.


Upon successful completion of the unit, students should be able to:

  1. understand the historical and philosophical influences on pedagogy practices in outdoor educative settings across Australia;
  2. develop current teaching and quality planning practices in the conduct of outdoor education programs;
  3. develop an understanding of current practices within a specific area of outdoor education;
  4. review and critique contemporary curriculum in the field of outdoor education.


Assessment Task 1 (1000 words): 25%
Assessment Task 2 (3000 words): 75%

Chief examiner(s)

Ms TerriAnne Philpott