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EDF4233 - Outdoor education studies

6 points, SCA Band 0, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Education

Leader: Ms Terri-Anne Philpott


Gippsland Second semester 2007 (Off-campus)


Philosophy, principles and practices of the delivery of outdoor education programs. Areas of study will be selected from adventure education, experienced-based training and development, adventure therapy, challenge programs and school programs. The unit provides opportunities to apply the philosophical and theoretical concepts to a range of practical contexts.


Upon successful completion of this unit, students should have acquired an understanding of philosophical influences in the development of outdoor education in Australia; have developed a critical review of current practices in the conduct of outdoor education programs; have developed an understanding of current practices of a specific area within outdoor education; have reviewed recent relevant research in the field of outdoor education curriculum.


Assignment 1 (2000 words): 50%
Assignment 2 (2000 words): 50%