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EDF5482 - Outdoor education A

6 points, SCA Band 0, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate, Postgraduate Faculty of Education

Leader: Mr B Wattchow


Gippsland First semester (Open Learning) 2007 (Open Learning)
Gippsland First semester 2007 (Day)
Gippsland First semester 2007 (Off-campus)


This method unit aims to prepare students to teach outdoor education both in the field and in the classroom. The philosophy, history, development and contemporary status of outdoor education will be examined with a focus on the educational, practical preparation of lessons, unit planning and organisation for teaching and trip planning. The curriculum focus of the VCE outdoor education study design, VET sport and recreation certificate II, and the VELS (Victorian Essential Learning Standards) will be examined and relevant curriculum issues will be examined ie. resources, staffing, gender, equity and timetabling.


By the end of this unit students should have acquired an understanding of the nexus between practical teaching and theory in this study; the practical skills to plan individual lessons and units; the skills to plan trips from within a school setting; strategies for classroom teaching; an insight into managing the resourcing, staffing and implementation of the subject within a school setting; knowledge of the philosophy and historical development of Outdoor Education; a working knowledge of the VCE Outdoor and Environmental Education study design, and the VELS (Victorian Essential Learning Standards); an appreciation of the curriculum issues unique to Outdoor Education; a personal teaching philosophy towards Outdoor Education; and commenced teaching Outdoor Education in a school environment.


Assignment 1 (2000 words): 50%, Assignment 2 (2000 words) 50%; plus Minimum Attendance Requirement for Classes of 80% for On-campus students.

Off Campus Attendance Requirements

+ Note: Clayton students undertake unit by off-campus mode only (Gippsland)


the equivalent of one year full-time (48 pts) at tertiary level in approved outdoor recreation/education studies