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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - Course

This course entry should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Education

Managing facultyEducation
Abbreviated titleBSOR/BEd
CRICOS code072262D
Total credit points required204
Standard duration of study (years)4 years FT
Study mode and locationOn-campus (Peninsula)
Admission, fee and application details http://www.monash.edu/study/coursefinder/course/3718
Contact details

Telephone +61 3 9904 4291, email peninsulacourseinfo@monash.edu.

Course coordinator

http://education.monash.edu.au/courses/advisors.html#course3718

Notes

  • Full-time study only. In order to complete the degree within four years it is necessary for students to overload by 12 points in the fourth year.
  • The sport and outdoor recreation component of this degree requires on-campus study at Peninsula in year one, Peninsula and Clayton in years two and three, and Clayton in year four. This course requires students to undertake off-campus placements.

Description

The Bachelor of Sport and Outdoor Recreation and Bachelor of Education (secondary) program may provide sequences of study in physical education, outdoor education and a number of disciplinary areas outside of the Faculty of Education. This is a unique, interdisciplinary program which focuses specifically on the employment and training needs of those seeking to work in physical education, sport and outdoor education as secondary school teachers within Victoria, and the expanding sport and outdoor recreation industries. In the process of studying this course, students will engage in a range of teaching and learning approaches, in university and fieldwork settings.

Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course it is expected that students will have:

  • developed rich and integrated theoretical perspectives on teaching and learning as well as the culture and contexts of schooling
  • linked these theoretical perspectives to different educational contexts and be able to use these linkages to inform and develop their practice
  • developed a high level of competence as knowledgeable, reflective, research oriented and articulate practitioners
  • developed the interdisciplinary knowledge and skills of physical and sport educations and/or outdoor, camps and environmental educations
  • understood the experiential and community bases of movement, physical activity, outdoor recreation and health/community promotion and wellbeing
  • understood the need for professional, safe and competent standards in physical and outdoor education.

Fieldwork

Students must successfully complete the outdoor experiences and physical activity requirements of each unit (approximately 40-60 days total over the program duration).

The course includes a minimum of 80 days of placement, with some placement being undertaken in each year of the course. In first, second and third year, placements are tied to education units offered. In fourth year, the 50 days of placement are tied to the four professional experience units. These placements involve a program of field visits to different educational sites and include structured teaching experience.

Students must be available to undertake these on a full-time basis for several weeks at a time. For full time students placement is typically conducted in two blocks of five weeks, one each semester. For part time students it is typically conducted in four blocks of two to three weeks, one block in each of four semesters. These units are taken concurrently with enrolment in the core curriculum units and the curriculum specialism units. They provide supervised teaching practice in the teaching area of the student's curriculum units while on school placement.

Students who are employed in schools must complete at least 25 days of supervised school placement in a setting other than the school at which they are employed.

Professional recognition

Graduates are eligible for registration and employment as secondary school teachers in the government, Catholic and independent school systems in Victoria. For interstate and overseas positions, applicants are advised to check with local authorities.

Students seeking registration with the Victorian Institute of Teaching (or their local authority) should check the latest registration requirements for certifications in first aid and/or AUSTSWIM or similar.

Structure

This course comprises studies in sport and outdoor recreation and studies in education, incorporating compulsory and elective units, and teaching placements.

Requirements

Students complete one of three pathways in sport and outdoor recreation, including studies in academic disciplines appropriate for the sport and recreation industry and/or teaching at the secondary level and the adult and vocational education sector.

Pathway 1 (physical education/outdoor education option)

First year
  • EDF1303 Learning and educational inquiry 1
  • EDF1304 Learning and educational inquiry 2
  • EDF1611 Introduction to sport and outdoor recreation
  • EDF1612 Foundations of outdoor recreation
  • EDF1613 Biophysical foundations of physical activity A
  • EDF1614 Biophysical foundations of physical activity B
  • EDF1615 Experiential environmental education
  • EDF1616 Lifespan physical activity and wellness
Second year
  • EDF2004 Curriculum inquiry
  • EDF2005 Professional responsibilities, practice and relationships
  • EDF2611 Experiencing aquatic environments*
  • EDF2612 Experiential education in sport and outdoor recreation
  • EDF2613 Adventure education
  • EDF2614 Outdoor leadership and programming
  • EDF2615 Community physical activity and wellness
  • EDF2616 Coaching
Third year
  • EDF3006 Adolescent development and learning
  • EDF3007 Mediating the world of learning
  • EDF3008 Researching educational practices
  • EDF3009 Schooling: Local - global
  • EDF3614 Expeditionary learning, or EDF3616 Camp planning and practices
  • EDF3615 Experiencing the Australian landscape
  • EDF2618 Dance in education
  • EDF3619 Sport and physical activity education
Fourth year
  • EDF3613 Trends, issues and controversies in sport and outdoor recreation or EDF3622 Advanced sports coaching and development
  • EDF3618 Research planning in sport and outdoor recreation
  • EDF4004 Curriculum and assessment (core education unit)
  • EDF4006 Professional engagement (core education unit)
  • EDF4114 Health, outdoor and physical education (Core curriculum unit)
  • EDF4730 Professional experience 1A and EDF4731 Professional experience 1B
  • EDF4733 Professional experience 2A and EDF4734 Professional experience 2B
  • one core curriculum (EDF41xx) or one elective curriculum unit (EDF45xx)

plus the following two curriculum specialism units:

* Students wishing to major in physical education are required to complete the AUSTSWIM certificate and an approved qualification in First Aid (level 2) in addition to their studies.

Students wishing to major in outdoor education are required to complete an approved qualification in First Aid (level 2) in addition to their studies.

Pathway 2 (physical education and alternative second specialism)

First year
  • EDF1303 Learning and educational inquiry 1
  • EDF1304 Learning and educational inquiry 2
  • EDF1611 Introduction to sport and outdoor recreation
  • EDF1612 Foundations of outdoor recreation
  • EDF1613 Biophysical foundations of physical activity A
  • EDF1614 Biophysical foundations of physical activity B
  • EDF1615 Experiential environmental education
  • EDF1616 Lifespan physical activity and wellness
Second year
  • EDF2004 Curriculum inquiry
  • EDF2005 Professional responsibilities, practice and relationships
  • EDF2611 Experiencing aquatic environments*
  • EDF2612 Experiential education in sport and outdoor recreation
  • EDF2615 Community physical activity and wellness
  • EDF2616 Coaching
  • two units from second discipline sequence
Third year
  • EDF3006 Adolescent development and learning
  • EDF3007 Mediating the world of learning
  • EDF3008 Researching educational practices
  • EDF3009 Schooling: Local - global
  • EDF2618 Dance in education
  • EDF3619 Sport and physical activity education
  • two units from second discipline sequence
Fourth year
  • EDF3613 Trends, issues and controversies in sport and outdoor recreation or EDF3622 Advanced sports coaching and development
  • EDF3618 Research planning in sport and outdoor recreation
  • EDF4004 Curriculum and assessment (core education unit)
  • EDF4006 Professional engagement (core education unit)
  • EDF4114 Health, outdoor and physical education
  • EDF4423 Physical education
  • EDF4730 Professional experience 1A and EDF4731 Professional experience 1B
  • EDF4733 Professional experience 2A and EDF4734 Professional experience 2B
  • one core curriculum (EDF41xx) or one elective curriculum unit (EDF45xx)
  • one other curriculum specialism unit (EDF44xx)

* Students wishing to major in physical education are required to complete the AUSTSWIM certificate and an approved qualification in first aid (Level 2) in addition to their studies.

Pathway 3 (outdoor education and alternative second specialism)

First year
  • EDF1303 Learning and educational inquiry 1
  • EDF1304 Learning and educational inquiry 2
  • EDF1611 Introduction to sport and outdoor recreation
  • EDF1612 Foundations of outdoor recreation
  • EDF1613 Biophysical foundations of physical activity A
  • EDF1614 Biophysical foundations of physical activity B
  • EDF1615 Experiential environmental education
  • EDF1616 Lifespan physical activity and wellness
Second year
  • EDF2004 Curriculum inquiry
  • EDF2005 Professional responsibilities, practice and relationships
  • EDF2611 Experiencing aquatic environments*
  • EDF2612 Experiential education in sport and outdoor recreation
  • EDF2613 Adventure education
  • EDF2614 Outdoor leadership and programming
  • two units from second discipline sequence
Third year
  • EDF3006 Adolescent development and learning
  • EDF3007 Mediating the world of learning
  • EDF3008 Researching educational practices
  • EDF3009 Schooling: Local - global
  • EDF3614 Expeditionary learning, or EDF3616 Camp planning and practice
  • EDF3615 Experiencing the Australian landscape
  • two units from second discipline sequence
Fourth year
  • EDF3613 Trends, issues and controversies in sport and outdoor recreation or EDF3622 Advanced sports coaching and development
  • EDF3618 Research planning in sport and outdoor recreation
  • EDF4004 Curriculum and assessment (core education unit)
  • EDF4006 Professional engagement (core education unit)
  • EDF4114 Health, outdoor and physical education
  • EDF4422 Outdoor education
  • EDF4730 Professional experience 1A and EDF4731 Professional experience 1B
  • EDF4733 Professional experience 2A and EDF4734 Professional experience 2B
  • one core curriculum (EDF41xx), or one elective curriculum unit (EDF45xx)
  • one other curriculum specialism unit (EDF44xx)

* Students wishing to major in outdoor education are required to complete an approved qualification in First Aid (Level 2) in addition to their studies.

Note:

Students should refer to the Victorian Institute of Teaching specialist area (consult the VIT website at http://www.vit.vic.edu.au in consultation) and Faculty of Education guidelines for information on definitions, teaching methodologies and specialist areas.

Students should consult their course adviser to assist in planning their program of study.

Students need to be aware that their discipline sequence 1 and discipline sequence 2 must satisfy the requirements for the study of two curriculum specialism units in their fourth year and the requirements for registration laid down by the Victorian Institute of Teaching. Students are advised to consult the VIT website at http://www.vit.vic.edu.au in consultation with their course adviser. Particular care must be taken in unit choice by those wishing to qualify as health and physical or outdoor education teachers.

Award(s)

Bachelor of Education

Bachelor of Sport and Outdoor Recreation