Faculty of Education

Monash University

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2012 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Education
OfferedPeninsula Second semester 2012 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Mr Beau Miles


Students will be introduced to the philosophy and practice of outdoor recreation as it relates to a range of physical activity and movement experiences. This will involve an overview of principles and practices related to both unstructured and structured approaches to physically activity in a range of social and environmental settings and the contribution that they make to healthy and active lifestyles. This unit will focus on the interrelationships of setting, participants and outdoor recreation activities by drawing upon concepts from biophysical, socio-ecological and philosophical perspectives. This unit includes eight days of experiential experiential learning programs.


Upon successful completion of this unit, students will demonstrate an understanding of:

  • the philosophical, historical, and biophysical foundations of physically active forms of outdoor recreation,
  • the principles and practices of outdoor recreation,
  • the specific human movement requirements of physically active outdoor recreation activities
  • the contribution of outdoor recreation to healthy individuals, communities, and society,
  • practical competencies in selected outdoor recreation activities,
  • the role of the natural environment in outdoor recreation, and
  • administration and management issues of outdoor recreation


Assessment one (equivalent to 2000 words): 50% ; and Assessment two (equivalent to 2000 words): 50%. Satisfactory completion of fieldwork planning as well as fieldwork.

Chief examiner(s)

Mr Beau Miles

Contact hours

3 hours per week