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3718

Undergraduate - Course

Students who commenced study in 2014 should refer to this course entry for direction on the requirements; to check which units are currently available for enrolment, refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course.

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This course entry applies to students commencing this course in 2014 and should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Education

Managing facultyEducation
Abbreviated titleBSOR/BEd(Sec)
CRICOS code072262D
Total credit points required204
Standard duration of study (years)4 years FT
Study mode and locationOn-campus (Peninsula)
Admission, fee and application details http://www.monash.edu/study/coursefinder/course/3718
Contact details

Tel: 1800 MONASH (1800 666 274) or http://www.education.monash.edu.au/

Course coordinator

http://www.education.monash.edu.au/courses/course-advisers.html

Notes

  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.
  • Full-time study only. This course is 4.25 years of full-time study. In order to complete the degree within four years it is necessary for students to overload by 12 points in the second year. This course of study must be completed in a minimum of 4 years and a maximum of 10 years, and enrolment must be continuous.
  • The sport and outdoor recreation component of this degree requires on-campus study at Peninsula in year one, and Peninsula and Clayton in years two, three and four. This course requires students to undertake off-campus placements.

Description

This double degree course combines specific studies in sport and outdoor recreation with those in education and prepares students for careers as secondary teachers and as specialists in one or more areas within the school curriculum. Students develop knowledge of the discipline areas they intend to teach in schools through study in the sport and outdoor recreation degree. This knowledge is complemented in the education degree through education and curriculum majors which deepen students' understanding of teaching and learning strategies, education policy, theories and practice, and how to engage students in the secondary years in innovative and purposeful learning. Opportunities to learn through practical experiences in schools are provided throughout the course in urban, rural, remote and international schools. This double degree enables students to pursue professional learning opportunities in areas beyond education.

Outcomes

These course outcomes are aligned with the Australian Qualifications Framework level 7, the Bologna Cycle 1 and Monash Graduate AttributesAustralian Qualifications Framework level 7, the Bologna Cycle 1 and Monash Graduate Attributes (http://opvclt.monash.edu.au/curriculum-by-design/aligning-course-outcomes-with-aqf-bologna.html).

Upon successful completion of the sport and outdoor recreation component of this course it is expected that graduates will be able to:

  • demonstrate the knowledge and skills of those seeking to work in the sport, outdoor recreation, and active lifestyles, health and wellbeing promotion professions
  • display interdisciplinary knowledge, skills and leadership, coaching and/or instructional competencies in sport and outdoor recreation
  • understand the community and lifespan perspectives of physical activity, outdoor experiences and their role in health promotion, wellbeing and sustainable living
  • understand the need for professional, safe and appropriate standards of competence in sport and outdoor recreation.

Upon successful completion of the education component of this course it is expected that graduates will be able to:

  • understand and apply leading-edge education policy, theories and research on teaching and learning to their teaching practice
  • understand and implement the Australian CurriculumAustralian Curriculum (http://www.australiancurriculum.edu.au/) and other relevant curriculums through appropriate pedagogy for learners in Australian and international contexts
  • operate as independent and collaborative beginning teachers in a secondary context
  • use and creatively integrate information and communication technologies in their teaching to support student learning
  • develop teaching and learning strategies that encompass differentiated approaches to meet diverse learners' needs in varied contexts
  • demonstrate a high level of competence as knowledgeable, articulate and reflective practitioners who can be future leaders in the teaching profession
  • engage with the teaching profession to become ethical leaders and practitioners who can develop curriculum, pedagogy and programs that critically respond to education priorities.

Credit for prior studies

Students who have studied before may be eligible for credit for prior studiescredit for prior studies (http://www.education.monash.edu.au/students/prospective/credit.html). Where the faculty has an articulation agreement with an institution, credit for prior studies as outlined in the agreement will be honoured.

Special requirements

Students are required to complete a swimming rescue certificate or AUSTSWIM certificate or Swim Teacher's Certificate (ASCTA) and a First Aid certificate (minimum Level II) as part of their course requirements. Both must be current at the time of course completion.

Mandatory checks and security clearances

Before participating in a professional placement in any educational setting students must meet specific security clearancessecurity clearances (http://www.education.monash.edu.au/placements/clearances/) that apply to the state or territory where the placement is being undertaken.

Fieldwork

Students must successfully complete the outdoor experiences and physical activity requirements of each unit (approximately 40 to 60 days in total over the course duration).

Students must complete teaching practice which consists of a minimum of 80 days of satisfactory supervised school experience. Students will only be given permission to complete a placement in their place of employment in exceptional circumstances and if they will receive the required level of supervision. Where permission is granted, students will not be permitted to undertake more than 50 per cent of the placement in their place of employment. Students must be available to undertake placements on a full-time basis and attend their placement at times determined by the faculty.

Professional recognition

Graduates are eligible for registrationregistration (http://www.vit.vic.edu.au/Pages/default.aspx) and employment as secondary school teachers in the government, Catholic and independent school systems in Victoria. For interstate and overseas positions, applicants are advised to check with local authorities.

Students seeking registration with the Victorian Institute of Teaching (or their local authority) should check the latest registration requirements for certifications in First Aid and/or AUSTSWIM or similar.

Structure

This course consists of studies in sport and outdoor recreation (96 points) and studies in education (108 points), incorporating core, elective and professional experience units, and fieldwork. Students must complete one of three pathways in sport and outdoor recreation, including studies in academic disciplines appropriate for the sport and recreation industry and/or teaching at the secondary level and the adult and vocational education sector.

Areas of study

Requirements

Sport and outdoor recreation component

First year

All students must complete:

  • EDF1611 Introduction to sport and outdoor recreation
  • EDF1612 Foundations of outdoor recreation education
  • EDF1613 Biophysical foundations of physical activity A
  • EDF1614 Biophysical foundations of physical activity B
  • EDF1615 Experiential environmental education
  • EDF1616 Lifespan physical activity and wellness

Pathways

Students must complete years two to four in one of the following three pathway options.

Physical education and outdoor education
Second year
  • EDF2611 Experiencing aquatic environments
  • EDF2612 Experiential education in sport and outdoor recreation
  • EDF2613 Adventure education
  • EDF2614 Outdoor leadership and programming
  • EDF2615 Community physical activity and wellness
  • EDF2616 Coaching
Third year
  • EDF2618 Dance in education
  • EDF3614 Expeditionary learning or EDF3616 Camp planning and practices
  • EDF3615 Experiencing the Australian landscape
  • EDF3619 Sport and physical activity education
  • EDF3613 Trends, controversies and issues in sport and outdoor recreation or EDF3622 Advanced sports coaching and development
Fourth year
  • EDF3618 Research planning in sport and outdoor recreation
  • EDF4885 Outdoor education in the secondary years A
  • EDF4886 Outdoor education in the secondary years B
  • EDF4887 Physical education in the secondary years A
  • EDF4888 Physical education in the secondary years B
Physical education and alternative second method
Second year
  • EDF2611 Experiencing aquatic environments
  • EDF2612 Experiential education in sport and outdoor recreation
  • EDF2615 Community physical activity and wellness
  • EDF2616 Coaching
  • two units from discipline sequence 2
Third year
  • EDF2618 Dance in education
  • EDF3619 Sport and physical activity education
  • EDF3613 Trends, controversies and issues in sport and outdoor recreation or EDF3622 Advanced sports coaching and development
  • two units from discipline sequence 2
Fourth year
  • EDF3618 Research planning in sport and outdoor recreation
  • EDF4887 Physical education in the secondary years A
  • EDF4888 Physical education in the secondary years B
  • Method unit A from discipline sequence 2
  • Method unit B from discipline sequence 2
Outdoor education and alternative second method
Second year
  • EDF2611 Experiencing aquatic environments
  • EDF2612 Experiential education in sport and outdoor recreation
  • EDF2613 Adventure education
  • EDF2614 Outdoor leadership and programming
  • two units from discipline sequence 2
Third year
  • EDF3614 Expeditionary learning or EDF3616 Camp planning and practice
  • EDF3615 Experiencing the Australian landscape
  • two units from discipline sequence 2
Fourth year
  • EDF3618 Research planning in sport and outdoor recreation
  • EDF4885 Outdoor education in the secondary years A
  • EDF4886 Outdoor education in the secondary years B
  • Method unit A from discipline sequence 2
  • Method unit B from discipline sequence 2

Education component

Students must complete:

(a.) education major (54 points)

(b.) curriculum major (48 points)

(c.) education elective (6 points)

(d.) professional experience units to complete 80 days of teaching practice (0 points)

For the unit requirements of the education component, refer to the link under 'Areas of study'.

Discipline sequence 1 and discipline sequence 2 must satisfy the requirements for the study of two secondary teaching method units in fourth year and the requirements for employment laid down by the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT). Generally, to qualify for a secondary teaching discipline, a candidate requires a minimum of two years of full-time academic study in that discipline. There are additional requirements for some disciplines. Students should consult the VIT websiteVIT website (http://www.vit.vic.edu.au/Pages/default.aspx) in consultation with their course adviser.

Refer to the course mapcourse map (http://monash.edu/education/current-students/courses/maps/2014/2014-map-3718-bsor-bed-sec-dble.pdf) for the Bachelor of Sport and Outdoor Recreation and Bachelor of Education (Secondary) for course progression advice.

Progression to further studies

An honourshonours (http://www.edu.monash.edu/courses/honours/) program in education may be undertaken by graduates of this course who achieve a distinction average in their final two years of study.

Alternative exit(s)

Students who wish to graduate with a Bachelor of Sport and Outdoor Recreation prior to the completion of the double degree course must have completed at least 144 points of studies, including all of the sport and outdoor recreation requirements for the double degree course.

Award(s)

Bachelor of Education (Secondary)
Bachelor of Sport and Outdoor Recreation