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
OfferedGippsland Second semester 2012 (Day)
Peninsula Second semester 2012 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Ms TerriAnne Philpott (Peninsula); Dr Tim Lynch (Gippsland)


Students will develop knowledge and skills and understand the philosophies and values of residential and base camping as an educational practice that services outdoor, environmental, sport, leadership, special populations or community development. The unit will equip students with knowledge about the basic principles, planning, organizational, legal and safety, risk management and administrative issues common to these forms of camping. The unit emphasizes the pedagogical role of experiential education within a socio-ecological theoretical framework of outdoor/environmental and physical activity/movement/sports education. Ten (10) days of experiential learning programs and site visitations will provide opportunities to develop camp leadership and facilitation skills; observe, collect and examine camp policies; reflect critically upon leadership and pedagogical skill development in the planning, conduct and evaluation of selected physical activities, games and camping competencies.


Upon successful completion of this unit, students will have:

  • developed knowledge, skills and competencies in the basic principles and applied practices of the different forms and purposes of camping;
  • understand the importance of examining camp programs and activities from a socio-ecological perspective;
  • developed a professional and personal philosophy of recreational/sports camping and role of camp education;
  • gained supervised experience in programming for camps, including activity leadership and facilitation/teaching, pedagogical skill development and an appreciation of their application to a range of outdoor/sport populations, including special;
  • developed grater insight and skill in applying experiential education to the administration, planning, programming, conduct and evaluation of camp education;
  • developed a resource file relevant to different forms of camping but including information relevant to the administration of risk management, safety, legal and ethical duties, obligations and functions.


Essay (1200 words): 30%
Assignment (2800 words): 70%
Satisfactory completion of fieldwork planning and fieldwork

Chief examiner(s)

Ms TerriAnne Philpott

Contact hours

3 hours per week