In this course preservice teachers (PSTs) are introduced to the philosophy, policy and practice of environmental education and education for sustainability. They explore place based 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, 187kB).
* excluding students enrolled in a Postgraduate Clinical Psychology, Professional Pathway Psychology or Professional Pathway Social Work program. For accredited program and student contribution information please visit our CSP page.
Note: Due to the Job-ready Graduates Package new funding clusters and contribution amounts will take effect in the 2021 academic year. Grandfathering arrangements will be in place for students who would see an increase in their contribution amounts. Under these arrangements, students who commenced their course of study before 1 January 2021 facing increased student contribution amounts for a unit, will instead have their student contribution and Australian Government contribution amounts remain as they were under the previous arrangements (with existing rates being indexed by CPI each year). If continuing students are enrolled in units that will see their student contribution amount lowered, their student contributions will be the lowered amount