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EDF4219

Faculty of Education

Undergraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Education
OfferedPeninsula First semester 2013 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Mr Harold Breidahl

Synopsis

In this unit students will engage deeply with their marine and coastal environment. Given that 70% of Australians live in a coastal environment, this is a particularly important unit and opportunity to understand, engage and participate in these special marine and coastal places (all the while in an educational framework). Engaging students in the places that they live is imperative to effective teaching and learning, and this unit allows students to do so through applying a school-based learning approach. Students will also participate in fieldwork experiences off campus, in addition to an overnight camp. While this unit prepares students in marine and coastal education (and more broadly environmental education), it also provides a solid basis in applying interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary curriculum frameworks.

Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this unit, students will have:

  • developed a solid understanding of marine and coastal issues on the Mornington Peninsula and in the southern shores of Australia;
  • experienced diverse marine and coastal environments on the Mornington Peninsula and surrounding areas;
  • formed an appreciation for the marine and coastal environment;
  • designed, implemented and evaluated educational experiences within the area of marine and coastal education; and
  • developed an understanding of applying interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary curriculum frameworks in teaching and learning through marine and coastal education (and more broadly environmental education).

Assessment

Marine and Coastal Issues Assignment (1600 words equivalent): 40%
Curriculum Materials Assignment and participation in the Environment and Marine Education Fair (2400 words equivalent): 60%

Chief examiner(s)

Contact hours

2 hrs per week, one overnight camp and participation in the Environment and Marine Education Fair in Week 13.