EDUC 5291


Course Level


Offered Externally


Course ID


Unit Value


University-wide elective course

First Semester
(Study Period 2)
Course owner

Course owner
UniSA Education Futures

Course aim

To enable students to teach outdoor education in a senior schooling setting.

Course content

Through observation and engagement in senior years outdoor and environmental education, students will consider the scope of learner needs to conceptualize and research teaching strategies to maximize the effectiveness of teaching and learning outdoor education. Focusing on the domains of conservation and sustainability, human connections to nature, personal and social growth and development students will plan and teach sequential learning episodes that develop academic skills of inquiry, critical appraisal of evidence, planning and evaluation as well as applied skills of judgement, decision-making, leadership for self-reliance and collaboration through reflective practice. These learning episodes will enhance learning of personal and social capability, ethical and intercultural understanding; and address cross-curricular priorities of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and culture as well as sustainable living. Students will then reflect and critically evaluate the role of their curriculum plan, pedagogies, response to dynamic learning episodes and relationship with learners to maximize senior school learners' agency for deep and sustained learning about themselves, others and their environment.


Mannion A, Cross M, Hughes P & Park L 2017, Nelson Outdoor and Environmental Studies, VCE Unit 1-4 , 4th edition, Nelson, South Melbourne


Common to all relevant programs
Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
EDUC 5290 Outdoor and Environmental Education Pedagogy 1- Middle Years



Teaching method

Component Duration
Workshop 2 hours x 13 weeks
Field Placement (Observation and Teaching) 4 hours x 3 weeks

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Portfolio, Reflection, Report


EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 1)
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