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EDF5483 - Outdoor education B

6 points, SCA Band 0, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate, Postgraduate Faculty of Education

Leader: Assoc. Prof. P Payne


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


This method unit aims to demonstrate how effective outdoor education connects outdoor experiences, conceptual reflection, theoretical and professional development. A range of curriculum and pedagogical issues relevant to the delivery of outdoor education in schools will be examined. This unit includes three days of field programs.


By the end of this unit students will have acquired an understanding of the nexus between learning, teaching and experiential education theory including; the skills to plan individual lessons and units; the skills to plan trips from within a school setting; strategies for teaching in the classroom and outdoors; an insight into managing the resourcing, staffing and implementation of the subject within a school setting; an appreciation of a range of professional issues unique to Outdoor Education; and an understanding of the role of the outdoor educator as a reflective practitioner.


Assignment 1 (2000 words): 50%, Assignment 2 (2000 words) 50%. Note: For On-Campus students; attendance requirements for this unit will consist of a series of seminars and workshops (dates will be confirmed at the beginning of the semester). There will also be 3 days of professional development (these are compulsory).

Off Campus Attendance Requirements

There are no attendance requirements for off-campus students; and Note: Clayton students undertake unit by off-campus mode only.