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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 education is investigated and analysed. This investigation and analysis will draw comparisons and contrasts between sport and outdoor education via autoethnographic methods. A philosophical perspective will be taken in regards to comprehending this investigation and analysis, informed primarily by the theories of John Dewey as they pertain to understandings of experiential education. Participating students will be required to pay a subject levy which covers 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.
Intended learning outcomes
On completion of the course it is expected that students should be able to:
- Evaluate the educational relevance of sport and outdoor education.
- Explain a theory of experiential education as informed by the philosophy of John Dewey.
- Conduct a basic ethnography.
- Apply a theory of experiential education in the analysis of the educational relevance of particular educational areas.
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.
Last updated: 15 May 2020