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Unit description

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.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1critically reflect upon their own environmental and sustainability experiences and philosophies
2develop an understanding of the principles of sustainability
3engage in critical debate and discussion concerning issues of sustainability and education
4plan, implement and evaluate environmental education learning experiences (drawing upon experiential and place-based pedagogies).

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. critically reflect upon their own environmental and sustainability experiences and philosophies
  2. develop an understanding of the principles of sustainability
  3. engage in critical debate and discussion concerning issues of sustainability and education
  4. plan, implement and evaluate environmental education learning experiences (drawing upon experiential and place-based pedagogies).

Prescribed texts

  • Refer to Blackboard (MyReadings) for Week-by-Week Reading Guide and Readings: N/A, 2019, Online Environmental Education eReadings, 2nd edn, SCU.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Workshop online 2 hours (10 weeks)
Assessment
Eco-biography40%
Project60%
Notice

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

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Fee information

Domestic

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International

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