Skip to main content
Unit of study_

Learning in Outdoor Education - EDUH4052

Year - 2018

Engagement with natural environments in Australia forms a significant part of growing up for many Australians whether in formal educational settings, organised leisure activities or through informal recreational experiences. It is also of interest for a growing number of overseas visitors wishing to experience Australia's unique natural environments. Learning in Outdoor Education examines the nature and significance of the learning that takes place through these experiences. While the unit aims to build knowledge and develop understanding of specific areas of natural significance, its principal focus is the theory and practice surrounding Experiential Education. It does this by examining two different, yet interrelated, modes of learning in and about natural environments through lectures about these places and by experiences in these places. During the course of the unit students will come to know the places they visit through distinctly different learning experiences provided by two field trips. There will be extra costs incurred in the field trips for this unit.

Classes
6x2-hr lectures/week for 6 wks, 6x1-hr workshop/week for 6 weeks, 2 field trips incorporating 2x1-hr workshops and 4x4-hr learning experiences

Assessment
1500wd reflective task (30%) and media campaign (40%) and 1500wd application essay (30%)

Details

Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences

Semester 1

05 Mar 2018

Department/School: Education
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Mar 2018
Unit of study level: Honours
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: Yes
Faculty/department permission required? Yes
Location
Camperdown
Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences

Intensive July

25 Jun 2018

Department/School: Education
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 27 Jul 2018
Unit of study level: Honours
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? Yes
Location
Camperdown
Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences

Intensive June

28 May 2018

Department/School: Education
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 23 Jun 2018
Unit of study level: Honours
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? Yes
Location
Camperdown
Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences

Semester 2

30 Jul 2018

Department/School: Education
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Aug 2018
Unit of study level: Honours
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: Yes
Faculty/department permission required? Yes
Location
Camperdown
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: Dr Wayne Cotton
HECS Band: 1
Courses that offer this unit

Non-award/non-degree study If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student. Cross-institutional study If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to undertake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.

To help you understand common terms that we use at the University, we offer an online glossary.