EDF1033 - Education for environment and sustainability - 2018

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.



Chief examiner(s)

Iris Duhn


Iris Duhn

Unit guides



  • Second semester 2018 (On-campus)


EDF1124, EDF1321


In this unit students are introduced to place-based and experiential opportunities to begin developing their own practices for teaching and learning about environment and sustainability. Students investigate how environment and sustainability concepts and practices are facilitated in early years education. They develop an appreciation for their local environments and explore how these can be integrated into teaching and learning. They investigate and understand the cultural, social, economic, ecological and political factors that influence attitudes and action towards environment and sustainability. Students develop theoretical and pedagogical knowledge of how to develop holistic learning experiences for environment and sustainability throughout the early years of education.


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

  1. critically reflect upon their own environmental experiences and understandings;
  2. describe and understand current environmental and sustainability perspectives in early years education;
  3. research, develop and present a learning experience for environment and sustainability in early years of education.


Review task (1600 words, 40%)

Learning Design (2400 words equivalent, 60%)

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload equals 12 hours per week comprising:

  1. Contact hours for on-campus students:
    • 2 hours per week
  2. Additional requirements:
    • 10 hours of independent study per week

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