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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 0 (NATIONAL PRIORITY), 0.125 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

FacultyFaculty of Education
OfferedPeninsula Second semester 2011 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Amy Cutter-Mackenzie


In this unit a futures orientated approach is taken in an exploration of sustainability and its implications for education. Students will critically examine environmental education, in addition to planning, implementing and evaluating environmental education learning experiences. The initial focus of the unit will be a personal reflective one moving on to a broader social and ecological focus.


Upon successful completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. critically reflect upon their own environmental and sustainability experiences and philosophies;
  2. develop an understanding of the principles of sustainability;
  3. engage in critical debate and discussion concerning issues of sustainability and education;
  4. participate in experiential and place-based environmental education experiences; and
  5. plan, implement and evaluate environmental education learning experiences.


Assessment Task 1: Debate Dilemma / Scenario (1,500 words or equivalent, 40%)
Assessment Task 2: Environmental Education Learning Experiences (2,500 words or equivalent 60%)

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Amy Cutter-Mackenzie