|Delivery length / details
|1 x 5 Hour Field Trip
|22 x 1 Hour Lectures
|6 x 1 Hour Seminars
|1 x 3 Hour Field Trip
|Assessment length / details
|Students must take elements of assessment equivalent to those that led to failure of the module.
|2 Hours Students must take elements of assessment equivalent to those that led to failure of the module.
On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
1. Critically discuss the potential functions that interpretation may seek to achieve
2. Plan, write, design and produce interpretive materials
3. Evaluate the changing role of environmental education and explain how it is delivered in practice.
4. Assess the planning and resource requirements needed to deliver safe and effective environmental education.
The environmental education element of the module starts by reviewing how people learn. The role of the national curriculum is detailed together with differing approaches to environmental education such as Eco Schools and Earth Education. The module concludes by looking at how environmental education is evolving into the new discipline of 'Education for Sustainable Development'.
Principles of effective interpretation
Writing Interpretive text and design for interpretation
Evaluating the effectiveness of interpretation
Definitions, rational and philosophy of environmental education
Health, safety and ethics associated with environmental education
The national curriculum and how environmental education fits within it
The psychology of child development and learning
Environmental education in the field
Alternative approaches to environmental education
Education for sustainable development
|Application of Number
|This module is about communication. All elements of the module will develop communication skills. These include design, writing interpretive text, and communicating with children. The assignment will directly assess elements of communication.
|Improving own Learning and Performance
|Part of the module considers the how people learn and how learning can be made more effective. This should help to develop students' own approaches to learning and developing skills.
|The assignment may involve IT depending on the approach the student takes in developing their assignment.
|Personal Development and Career planning
|Subject Specific Skills
|Interpretation planning and design Risk assessment and health and safety with children's activities
This module is at CQFW Level 6