Educating for Ecologically Sustainable Communities

Course code EDUC4807Units 10Level 4000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Education

This course examines current environmental issues facing Australia and the wider world and considers the impact that primary schools can have on implementing ecological sustainable communities.

Available in 2014

Callaghan CampusSemester 2
Port Macquarie Nth Coast InstSemester 2
Previously offered in 2013, 2012, 2009
ObjectivesUpon completion of this course, students will be expected to:

1. Demonstrate knowledge of a number of the key environmental issues of the current period.
2. Critically assess these issues with a view to determining how educational policies and procedures can make an impact in order to develop sustainable communities.
3. Demonstrate strategies that can engage primary schools and their commmunities in enhancing the natural, social, and built environment.
ContentThis course will involve field trips to visit various institutions and persons of value for an advanced understanding of ecological sustainable communities in Australia. It will invite research and discussion on issues in ecological sustainable development; and involve exploration of classroom application of the above.
Replacing Course(s)N/A
TransitionN/A
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeN/A
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsField Study
Lecture
Assessment Items
Other: (please specify)Essays and practical tasks associated with a critical analysis of ecological sustainable education in primary schools.
Presentations - IndividualPresentation of findings of field work in terms of knowledge of the principles and practices that will encourage ecological sustainable communities in Australia and their relevance to primary classroom practices.
Contact HoursField Study: for 24 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
Lecture: for 10 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
Timetables2014 Course Timetables for EDUC4807