units

EDF1125

Faculty of Education

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2014 only. For students planning to study the unit, please 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 or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Education
OfferedPeninsula Second semester 2014 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Sylvia Almeida

Synopsis

This unit will undertake a futures orientated approach to the 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.

Outcomes

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
  5. plan, implement and evaluate environmental education learning experiences.

Assessment

Debate dilemma/scenario (1600 words or equivalent, 40%)
Environmental education learning experiences (2400 words or equivalent, 60%)

Chief examiner(s)

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload equals 12 hours per week comprising:

(a.) Contact hours for on-campus students:

  • 3 contact hours per week

(b.) Additional requirements:

  • 9 hours of independent study per week

Prohibitions

EDF2203