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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

Faculty/College

Faculty of Education

Pre-requisites

96 Credit points in a Bachelor of Education course OR admission to the 1207286 - Master of Teaching OR 1209001 - Master of Teaching

Unit aim

Encourages a deep exploration of inter-species relationships and the idea of human as nature.  Students will critically examine the history, theories, and interdisciplinarity of environmental education, including sustainability and its implications for education.  The focus of the unit moves from personal contexts to broader social and ecological contexts to include planning, implementing and evaluating learning experiences in environmental education.

Unit content

Module 1. Ego vs Eco – De-centring the Human 
 
Module 2. Environmental Education in the Anthropocene
 
Module 3. Who Cares About the Environment 
 
Module 4. Environmental Education in Practice I (planning for Community Engaged Learning) 
 
Module 5. Environmental Education in Practice II (participating in Community Engaged Learning) 
 
Module 6: Environmental Education in Practice III (participating in Community Engaged Learning) 

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:
1 critically engage with the concept of humans as nature, and how this understanding is reflected in their own environmental and sustainability experiences and philosophies
2 demonstrate knowledge and critical understanding of current environmental and sustainability issues and their implication for educational praxis
3 understand, evaluate, and synthesise environmental education pedagogies based on contemporary research, policy, and curriculum frameworks
4 plan, implement and evaluate environmental education learning experiences, applying a diversity of teaching and learning strategies

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

  1. critically engage with the concept of humans as nature, and how this understanding is reflected in their own environmental and sustainability experiences and philosophies
  2. demonstrate knowledge and critical understanding of current environmental and sustainability issues and their implication for educational praxis
  3. understand, evaluate, and synthesise environmental education pedagogies based on contemporary research, policy, and curriculum frameworks
  4. plan, implement and evaluate environmental education learning experiences, applying a diversity of teaching and learning strategies

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.