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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

FacultyFaculty of Education
OfferedPeninsula First semester 2010 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Wynn Shooter


This unit introduces the philosophy and theory of adventure education. This includes an experiential learning program (where the student works as both a participant and leader/facilitator) in outdoor activities such as kayaking, sea kayaking, and environmental interpretation. Students focus on facilitating the transfer of adventure experiences to life-applicable learning. The unit emphasises planning, utilising, managing, and evaluating the use of small groups in problem solving, trust and team building activities. This unit includes eight days of fieldwork.


  1. understand the philosophy and theoretical basis of adventure education;
  2. demonstrate knowledge of student centred teaching methods;
  3. effectively facilitate small group activities within the adventure education paradigm;
  4. actively demonstrate competencies in practical components;
  5. engage with contemporary issues in adventure education practice;
  6. demonstrate reflective skills to enhance further professional development.


Assessment Task 1 (2000 words): 50%; Assessment Task 2 (2000 words): 50%; and satisfactory completion of required fieldwork component.
Field day experiences will be used to introduce and to extend the learning in lectures, tutorials and readings (3-5 days)

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Wynn Shooter

Contact hours

3 hours per week equivalent including required fieldwork days


EDF1604 or EDF1612