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EDF4219 - Marine and coastal education

6 points, SCA Band 0, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Education

Leader: Dr A Cutter-MacKenzie


Not offered in 2007


Students will be required to critically examine marine and coastal issues, and acquire appropriate pedagogical methods to integrate such issues in various educational settings. As well as on-campus workshops and practical exercises, students will be required to take part in a fieldtrip to the Queenscliff Marine Discovery Centre and participate in off-campus fieldwork activities.


Upon successful completion of this unit, students will have a solid understanding of marine and coastal issues and be able to teach these issues in a variety of educational settings. This unit significantly utilises the local marine and coastal environment, including rocky shores, beaches, sand dunes and sheltered shores. An extensive variety of marine and coastal education resources (including Finding Nemo and SpongeBob SquarePants) are also showcased and reviewed in appropriate educational contexts. While this unit prepares students in marine and coastal education, it also provides a solid basis in using interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary frameworks.


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

Contact hours

2 hrs per week + one full-day excursion and participation in the Marine & Coastal Education Fair