Sport and Outdoor Education

Subject UNIB20017 (2013)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2013.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 2 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2013.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 1 x 1-hour lecture per week with two fieldtrips conducted on weekends
Total Time Commitment:

120 hours

Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:


Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Not offered in 2013
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support:


John Quay

Subject Overview:

This subject examines the educational relevance of sport and outdoor education. Through both practical experience and theoretical framing, the educational relevance of sport and outdoor recreation is investigated and analysed. This investigation and analysis will draw comparisons and contrasts between sport and outdoor education, as well as considering broader notions of curriculum as exemplified in the Victorian Essential Learnings Standards. A philosophical perspective will be taken in regards to comprehending this investigation and analysis, informed primarily by the theories of John Dewey. Participating students will be required to fund a portion of the cost of travel and accommodation necessary to complete the requirements of the subject. Further information is available from the subject coordinator.


On completion of the course it is expected that students should be able to:
• Describe the aims and function of the Victorian Essential Learning Standards.
• Explain a theory of education as informed by the philosophy of John Dewey.
• Evaluate the educational relevance of sport and outdoor education.
• Apply a theory of education in the analysis of the educational relevance of particular educational areas.

  • 2 x 1000-word phenomenologically orientated reports which detail field trip experience (25% each, 50% in total) spread through the semester;
  • 1 x 2000 word analysis of the similarities and differences between the two prior reports informed by the philosophical framework covered in classes (50%), due at the end of semester.

Prescribed Texts:

Subject reader or readings online.

Breadth Options:

This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:

You should visit learn more about breadth subjects and read the breadth requirements for your degree, and should discuss your choice with your student adviser, before deciding on your subjects.

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Generic Skills:

On completion of this subject, students will have the knowledge, skills and understanding to enable them to:
• Be flexible and able to adapt to change through knowing how to learn, where knowledge is closely entwined with practice;
• Understand the significance of developing their practice on the basis of research evidence;
• Work in teams with skills in cooperation, communication and negotiation and to teach these same skills;
• Be independent of mind, responsible, resilient, self-regulating;
• Have a conscious personal and social values base.

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