PKM302 The Philosophy of Outdoor Education (8)

Working in the outdoors means you need to make ethical decisions. This subject introduces you to some environmental philosophers and philosophies behind outdoor education. A number of outdoor education programs will be examined. Students will be encouraged to explore their own personal environmental philosophy and undertake a range of outdoor education activities.. The subject has no residential school for students who take this subject by distance. On completion. students are able to use initiative, sound judgement, problem solving skills, and design and delivery skills to implement effective outdoor education programs.

Availability

Session 2 (60)
On Campus
Albury-Wodonga Campus
Online
Albury-Wodonga Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: PKM302. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System

HD/FL

Duration

One session

School

School of Environmental Sciences

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • have an in-depth understanding of human to nature relationships and the implications for outdoor education and sustainability
  • have a critical understanding of various philosophies behind, approaches to, and outcomes of outdoor education
  • have a critical understanding of the role and relevance of outdoor education in personal, social and community health
  • have the ability to use initiative, sound judgement, problem solving skills, and design and delivery skills to implement effective outdoor education programs

Syllabus

This subject will cover the following topics:

  1. Perspectives on environmental philosophy
  2. Individual thinkers
  3. Approaches to outdoor education
  4. Programmes in outdoor education
  5. Australian approaches and programmes
  6. Therapeutic adventure/recreation
  7. Gender issues/ecofeminism
  8. Indigenous perspectives
  9. Ethical issues and values education
  10. Contemporary trends and issues in outdoor education

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of PKM302 in Session 2 2019. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).

Item Number
Title
Value %
1
Short answer responses
15
2
Project proposal
10
3
Reflective journal
40
4
Project report
35

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: August 2020. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.

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