Singapore University of Social Sciences

Education and Ethics in Outdoor Learning (BSE503)

Applications Open: 01 April 2019

Applications Close: 31 May 2019

Next Available Intake: July 2019

Course Types: Modular Graduate Course

Language: English

Duration: 6 months

Fees: $2200 View More Details on Fees

Area of Interest: Education

Schemes: Lifelong Learning Credit (L2C)

Funding: To be confirmed


BSE503 Education and Ethics in Outdoor Learning equips the students with the foundations of pedagogy and instructional strategies in the context of experiential education. The course will discuss the role of facilitation, challenges in facilitation administration, and the development of facilitation skills in relation to self-discovery of hidden abilities and appreciation of group dynamism. Students will also explore concepts of rational ethics and values as bases for developing responsible stewardship of the natural environment. Overall, the treatment of the materials will enable students to build on and integrate prior knowledge in this discipline of Outdoor Education and provide a more sophisticated view of the content to foster higher order cognitive processes according to Bloom’s taxonomy.

Level: 5
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: Every July


  • Evolution and Biodiversity
  • Ecosystems and Human Populations
  • Understanding Sustainability in a Changing World
  • Developing Strategies Towards Sustainable Outdoor Education
  • Leadership in Sustainable Outdoor Education
  • Values, Ethics and Sustainability

Learning Outcome

  • Formulate personal pedagogy and instructional philosophy for outdoor education.
  • Formulate practices of experiential education for human learning and adaptation to the surrounding world.
  • Create and apply facilitation in effecting self-discovery and group dynamism.
  • Critique the mechanisms underlying individual and group facilitation.
  • Develop leadership characteristics in relation to instruction and facilitation in outdoor learning.
  • Synthesize information of human development theories and apply relevant concepts to effect self-discovery in outdoor education.
  • Synthesize information of group development theories and apply relevant concepts to effect group dynamism.
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