units

EDF4219

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.

print version

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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

LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Education
OfferedPeninsula First semester 2014 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Mr Harold Breidahl

Synopsis

In this unit students will engage deeply with their marine and coastal environment. Given that 70 per cent of Australians live in a coastal environment, this unit provides the opportunity to understand, engage and participate in these special marine and coastal places (in an educational framework). Engaging students in the places 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 should be able to:

  1. develop a solid understanding of marine and coastal issues on the Mornington Peninsula and in the southern shores of Australia
  2. experience diverse marine and coastal environments on the Mornington Peninsula and surrounding areas
  3. form an appreciation for the marine and coastal environment
  4. design, implement and evaluate educational experiences within the area of marine and coastal education
  5. develop 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)

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload equals 12 hours per week comprising:

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

  • 2 contact hours per week

(b.) Additional requirements

  • 1 overnight camp
  • participation in the Environment and Marine Education Fair
  • independent study to make up the minimum required hours per week