Learning in Outdoor Education (EDUH4052)

Everybody has an innate sense of adventure, a need to explore and connect with nature, and learn about their own potential through challenging experiences in the great outdoors. Learning in Outdoor Education (EDUH4052) has been specifically designed to meet these needs. It achieves this by a series of engaging lectures and tutorials, a day trip to the Royal National Park and a three-day/two-night field trip to the World Heritage listed Blue Mountains.

During these excursions you will not only enjoy the opportunity to see the spectacular natural environment surrounding Sydney, you will also experience it and learn about it firsthand with students from all around the world. This unique class will be delivered under the guidance of expert practitioners who will facilitate your personal and professional learning. The content and teaching are ideal for people from all backgrounds and faculties because the focus is on experiential learning theory and how it can be applied across different disciplines.

Picture yourself walking along remote pristine beaches, hiking through lush rainforests and discovering breathtaking views of waterfalls and valleys. Conclude each day around a campfire, reflecting on your adventures and, sometimes, life-changing learning that occurred. If you are ready to step out of your comfort zone and into your courage zone, explore the Australian bush, and build stronger relationships with nature and your fellow students, this unit of study is for you!