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EDF4885

Faculty of Education

Undergraduate, Postgraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate, Postgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Education
OfferedClayton First semester 2013 (Day)
Clayton First semester 2013 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Mr Alexander Prins

Notes

This unit is Part A of a two-part unit and must be taken in conjunction with Part B (EDF4886).

Synopsis

This unit prepares students to teach school outdoor education from Years 7 to 12. The unit will introduce students to the historical, philosophical, experiential and environmental foundations of outdoor education and how these shape professional practice and student learning. A focus for this unit will be on students developing competencies and skills in professional knowledge and professional practice. The unit will encourage students to reflect critically upon their experiences of learning, leading and teaching in outdoor education. Students will be provided with opportunities, in class and/or via related professional experience (teaching practicums) to consolidate their content knowledge, develop subject matter and pedagogical content knowledge and skills relevant to teaching in secondary schools.

Outcomes

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

  1. demonstrate and explain the historical, philosophical, experiential and environmental foundations of outdoor education
  2. justify the purposes and rationale for teaching outdoor education in the curriculum
  3. develop content, design and plan lessons, units of work and curriculum that are developmentally appropriate
  4. demonstrate and develop knowledge of a range of resources and teaching/learning activities which supports student learning and engagement
  5. critically reflect upon and evaluate their teaching experiences in outdoor education in a school environment.

Assessment

Assessment Task 1: Assessment 1 (2000 words, 50%)
Assessment Task 2: Assessment 2 (2000 words, 50%)

Chief examiner(s)

Contact hours

Average per week of 2 - 3 hours contact plus approximately 15 hours in self-directed study

Prerequisites

Major study (48 credit points) in outdoor education, which includes environmental studies and outdoor recreational activities. A current first aid certificate (Emergency First Aid Level 2) is required.

Prohibitions

EDF4114 Health, outdoor and physical education