Faculty of Education

Monash University

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2015 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 2, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Education
OfferedPeninsula Second semester 2015 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Sylvia Almeida


This unit undertakes a futures-orientated approach to the exploration of sustainability and its implications for education. Students critically examine environmental education, in addition to planning, implementing and evaluating environmental education learning experiences. The initial focus of the unit is personal and reflective, moving on to a broader social and ecological focus.


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

  1. critically reflect upon their own environmental and sustainability experiences and philosophies
  2. develop an understanding of the principles of sustainability
  3. engage in critical debate and discussion concerning issues of sustainability and education
  4. participate in experiential and place-based environmental education experiences
  5. plan, implement and evaluate environmental education learning experiences.


Debate dilemma/scenario (1600 words or equivalent, 40%)
Environmental education learning experiences (2400 words or equivalent, 60%)

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload equals 144 hours per semester comprising:

(a.) Contact hours for on-campus students:

  • 24 contact hours over the semester

(b.) Additional requirements:

  • independent study to make up the required minimum hours during the semester

See also Unit timetable information

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