Outdoor Education (EDUH2029)

UNIT OF STUDY

There is a substantial body of evidence that suggests that time spent in the outdoors provides many benefits for the individual including improving self esteem and psychological well-being, increasing the ability to overcome challenges, enhancing decision making skills, and improving interpersonal relationships. This unit provides the opportunity for pre-service teachers to not only plan learning experiences based on these theories, but also to implement and reflect on these experiences in a natural outdoor setting during a three-day camp. A strong focus of this unit of study is the preparation of pre-service teachers for teaching Outdoor Education in NSW schools, including the Outdoor Recreation option in the PDHPE HSC preliminary course. There will be an additional cost for the camp - approximately $300.

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Further unit of study information

Classes

1x2-hr lecture/wk for 6 wks, 3 day residential camp

Assessment

presentation - initiative game (40%) and reflective report and application (60%).

Faculty/department permission required?

No

Unit of study rules

Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

48 credit points including 24 credit points of Human Movement and Health Education Curriculum and Professional Studies units

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