Educating for Ecologically Sustainable Communities

Course code EDUC4807
Available in 2016
2016 Course Timetables


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


Port Macquarie Nth Coast Inst

  • Trimester 2 - 2016


  • Trimester 2 - 2016


  • Trimester 2 - 2016

Learning Outcomes

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 communities in enhancing the natural, social, and built environment.


This 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.

Assessment Items

Presentation: Group iPad Presentation - Teaching strategies

Written Assignment: Poster & Critical Assessment

Contact Hours

Port Macquarie Nth Coast Inst, Ourimbah and Callaghan

Field Study

Face to Face Off Campus 24 hour(s) per Term

This course may be run online throughout the semester without face-to-face contact, or in a face-to-face three week intensive format, or some combination of the two. It will also involve field study trips to locations off-campus.


Face to Face On Campus 10 hour(s) per Term