Unit aim

Explores sustainability and its implications for education. Students will critically examine environmental education, in addition to planning, implementing and evaluating environmental education learning experiences. The initial focus of the unit will be a personal reflective one moving on to a broader social and ecological focus.

Unit content

This unit will be delivered as an external online study unit, complemented by the facilitation of direct learning experiences which are 'optional'. All learning materials will be delivered online.

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Prescribed texts

Session 2

  • Refer to Blackboard for Week-by-Week Reading Guide. All eReadings on Blackboard and/or eReadings (Library): Cutter-Mackenzie, A, 2014, Online Environmental Education eReadings, 1st edn, SCU.
  • eBook available via SCU Library: Wattchow, B, Jeanes, R, Alfrey, L, Brown, T, Cutter-Mackenzie, A & O’Connor, T, 2014, The Socioecological Educator: Building Active, Healthy and Sustainable Communities, 1st edn, Springer, New York. ISBN: 978-94-007-7167-3.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment


Teaching method
Workshop online 2 hours (10 weeks)
Unit of work60%

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

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Fee information


Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2014 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1

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