In this unit students will explore a range of philosophical perspectives relating to human nature relationship, outdoor education and outdoor recreation. This exploration will allow them to critically formulate a personal philosophy regarding their capacity as an emerging professional and the contributions they can make to society through their decisions and actions.

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Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Critically review philosophical perspectives relating to outdoor and environmental education;  
  2. Propose a personal and professional commitment and philosophy which reflects values, ethics and morality in relation to experiences in the outdoors;  
  3. Synthesise issues relating to society and the environment in a socially critical manner;  
  4. Argue current ethical issues in outdoor education/recreation; and  


Assessment type Description Grade
Literature Review Review of Literature 15%
Assignment Investigation Framework 10%
Exercise Peer Review 10%
Assignment Presentation 65%

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