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)Dr Brian Wattchow


This unit inquires into the relationships between experience and education in movement and outdoor contexts. It synthesises and builds on the units that students study in the first two years of the degree. The backdrop for this unit is the philosophies and theories underpinning experiential education and their relationship to practice in sporting and outdoor contexts. Students will develop their understanding of experiential education through a variety of means and experiences.


Upon successful completion of this unit students should be able to;

  • Articulate their understanding of experiential education in a sporting or outdoor context.
  • Interpret and critically assess a range of experiential education theories and approaches
  • Demonstrate the ability to plan and organise an experiential learning service activity
  • Reflect on the practice of experiential learning.


Assessment task 1: Scholarly presentation and teaching plan (2000 words equivalent): 50%; Assessment task 2: Critical reflections essay (2000 words equivalent): 50%; Satisfactory completion of fieldwork planning and fieldwork.

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Brian Wattchow

Contact hours

3 hours per week equivalent including required fieldwork days and preparatory classes.