In this course preservice teachers (PSTs) are introduced to the philosophy, policy and practice of environmental education and education for sustainability, including a focus on taking action to create a more ecologically and socially just world. They explore placebased theoretical perspectives and pedagogies through experiential learning opportunities that support their future practice for teaching about and for environment and sustainability-related matters. They weigh up political, ecological, social, cultural and economic factors that may influence attitudes and actions toward environment and sustainability. Through fieldwork opportunities, PSTs develop an appreciation for how local places (and people) offer context-specific pedagogical opportunities with potential to provide knowledge and give depth and integration to environmental teaching and learning. The course will equip them with tools to embed environment and sustainability practices into primary and/or junior secondary education using interdisciplinary teaching and learning strategies.
For further information regarding the course please refer to the Course Outline found at the following link (PDF, 203kB).
A CSP is subsidised by the Australian Government and students pay a contribution amount. Each course of study (subject) is classified into a student contribution band, depending on the study area of the course (this discipline may be different from the study area of your program).
2024 contribution amount* -
2024 contribution amount - continuing student who commenced before 1 Jan 2021* - $555
* for Clinical Psychology (Clin Psych) & Professional Pathways (Prof Path) bands the contribution amount is determined by accredited program. Students in Postgraduate Clinical Psychology, Professional Pathway Psychology or Professional Pathway Social Work accredited programs should visit our CSP page for further information.
Note: The Job-ready Graduates Package introduced new funding clusters and contribution amounts from the 2021 academic year. If you are a continuing student who commenced before 1 January 2021 studying course in disciplines with increased contribution amounts, you will continue paying the same amount (indexed each year) as you would have. For further information visit the Australia Government's Study Assist website.
These places are offered for postgraduate studies or to CSP ineligible students and tuition fees are not subsidised by the Australian Government. Domestic postgraduate tuition fees are program-based annual fees and the course (subject) fee you pay will vary according to the degree you are studying. To find out more about domestic tuition fees and view the relevant fee schedule visit our fees website.
International tuition fees are program-based annual fees and the course (subject) fee you pay will vary according to the degree you are studying. To find out more about international tuition fees and view the relevant fee schedule visit our fees website.
It is important to check course delivery details including location and census date, prior to making decisions about enrolment. Detailed semester and census date information can be found on the Important Dates page.