2017 SUMMER INSTITUTE:
Facilitate exceptional outdoor learning experiences
EDCP 323 96A
All courses are subject to minimum enrolment. We advise that participants do not finalize any travel arrangements until notified that this course is confirmed.
This course provides a practical and experiential introduction to the history, methodology, planning, and assessment of local outdoor and experiential learning opportunities.
During this course, students shall:
- develop an understanding of the history and theoretical underpinnings of OEE;
- learn basic elements around planning, teaching, and assessing safe and pedagogical OEE learning experiences, including field and over-night outings;
- situate the importance of risk (assessment and management) and safety within the context of OEE experiences;
- explore interdisciplinary connections between curriculum, educational organizations, and OEE;
- foster skills to assist in promoting personal, social, and environmental responsibility through OEE (including individual differences, backgrounds, interests, needs, and abilities of learners);
- create collegial networks towards a supportive OEE learning community that extends beyond the course;
- contemplate/develop connections between OEE and methods of facilitating sustainable ways of living and learning.
To participate in this special summer offering, please note the following conditions:
- The overnight trip is compulsory, attendance is mandatory.
- Payment of the Participation Fees, in addition to tuition, is required (for the field trip & equipment rentals).
- The course is delivered primarily outdoors – students must be prepared with appropriate gear and a reasonable level of fitness.
- If you have a condition that may limit full participation in the course, please consult with Hart Banack prior to registering.
- Risks generally associated with outdoor activities are inherent in this course (eg. hiking, canoeing, kayaking, camping).
- Please inquire in advance if you have questions or concerns.
- Your registration and participation in the course requires an acknowledgement and acceptance of risk document outlining the activities and related risks involved.
Students enrolled in these courses should be aware of the following conditions:
- Overnight out-trip is compulsory of the course – confirm dates before registering. Attendance is mandatory;
- Additional field trip and equipment rental fees apply;
- Courses occur primarily in the outdoors, be prepared with appropriate gear and fitness levels.
- Risks generally associated with outdoor activities are inherent in this course. Please inquire in advance if you have questions or concerns. Your registration implies acknowledgement and acceptance of such risk. Risk related forms will be provided to you with the course outline. You will be required to return these on the first in-person meeting day.
- Students will be required to pay $75.00 to participate on course out-trips. The details regarding the participation fee payment will be provided by the senior program assistant. The payment must be paid online, and shall be receipted. Course fees vary based on the costs of the diverse field experiences, and students will be provided with a cost break-down for these additional fees, if one is requested.
The summer institutes, EDCP 323 and EDCP 423, are both required courses for the OEE Diploma, and can therefore be applied towards the UBC Diploma in Education – Outdoor Environmental Education program.
This is a customized diploma program wherein each student selects a cluster of courses in themes integral to OEE – Environmental/Ecological/Sustainability Studies, Indigenous Studies, Healthy Living, and Outdoor & Skills Courses. Learn more.
I am rather passionate about outdoor education, and I am attempting to live more ‘locally’ (whatever that might mean), and explore this in my approach to outdoor education. I know myself to be an educator, philosopher, poet, and fierce advocate by nature. I hold a BC teaching certificate from SFU, and have taught with various age groups and in distinct educational settings, including pre-school, elementary school, high school, post-secondary school, and with adults and seniors.
My educational pursuits also include a Master’s (Diversity in Curriculum and Instruction) and a Doctorate in Education (Curriculum Theory and Implementation), both from SFU. I am also involved with the Wild About Vancouver (WAV) Outdoor Education Festival and exploring ways that in/non/formal educators can help increase outdoor learning and time spent outdoors during instructional periods.
I have enjoyed participating in experiences with some fairly radical work teams, which have significantly (in)formed my “ways” of teamwork and learning. I am rather open to diversity, difference, and making meaning through sharing and participation. I have learned that outdoor quests are not about the summit, but rather the journey.
Learn more about Hart Banack.
UBC Campus & Deas Island | Mixed Mode
All the UBC campus classes will be held out-of-doors. Please dress appropriately and bring gear for changing conditions.
July 4 - 21
Monday to Friday & one weekend
- July 4 – 7 | Online component
- July 10 – 14 | On-campus (1:30 pm - 4:30 pm)
- July 17 – 20 | On-campus (1:30 pm - 4:30 pm)
- July 21 – 22 | Overnight Trip to Deas Island (begins 1:30 pm on Friday, ends 4:00 pm on Saturday)
NOTE: Instructor permission is not required to register for this course.
Registration & Fees
Fees for this program, as well as the opening date for registration, will depend upon your registration type or student category.
If you have a condition that may limit full participation in the course, please consult with Hart Banack prior to registering. Your registration and participation in the course requires an acknowledgement and acceptance of a risk document outlining the activities and related risks involved. This document will be distributed on the first day of class.
All participants in this course are required to pay the participation fee to cover the costs for site rental, canoe rental, canoe instruction, special guests, and canoe certificate.
Participation Fee = $75.00
- We will send you a link to the online payment form, payment must be received in full by the due date: March 27.
UBC Student Registration
To register in the course for credit, students must be admitted to the UBC Faculty of Education (Vancouver campus); please see "Admission to UBC" below. Once admitted, students may register in the credit course.
Current UBC students can register for credit courses through the Student Service Centre, using their Campus Wide Login (CWL).
Registration opens in early March, see the Summer Session dates for the opening registration date for your student category. Many summer programs fill quickly, early registration is strongly recommended.
- Undergraduate Course (3.0 credits)
EDCP 323 96A | Outdoor Environmental Education: Curriculum and Pedagogy
Undergraduate student fees apply; see details below.
Credit tuition is calculated on a per-credit basis. Tuition fees are in Canadian dollars and are reviewed annually by the UBC Board of Governors.
For current UBC tuition, visit UBC Tuition Fees for the Education per credit tuition fees.
For current tuition information please refer to the UBC Calendar.
Visiting graduate students who wish to take credit courses must register for those courses and will be assessed tuition fees at the prevailing graduate per credit rate, plus authorized student fees.
Tuition fees are subject to review by The University of British Columbia. The Western Deans Agreement does not apply to this course.
Student Assessed Fees
Certain additional fees apply to students who take courses on campus.
Students who meet certain requirements may opt out of the U-Pass and AMS Extended Health and Dental Plan, during the first two weeks of the term.
To see if you qualify for the U-Pass fee exemption, read the U-Pass FAQ information.
If you already have medical/dental coverage (other than BC MSP), you may be able to apply for an exemption if you meet certain requirements and follow the opt-out procedures. Visit the Student Service Centre (SSC) for more information.
Students registered in on-campus courses in the summer session are not assessed Health/Dental Plan fees.
Tuition Fee Certificates
Current UBC students may use Tuition Fee Certificates toward tuition or non-credit fees. The certificates do not cover the cost of course materials, texts, or other fees. Contact Professional Development & Community Engagement for more information: 604.822.2013 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Admission to UBC
To register in the course for credit, students must be admitted to the UBC Faculty of Education (Vancouver campus).
To register in courses offered for credit you must be admitted to the UBC Faculty of Education, Vancouver campus.
- If you were previously a student here, you will need to apply for re-admission. If you are not applying for a program, you can apply as an unclassified student to receive credit for this course.
- If you are a UBC Okanagan student, or interested in a program offered by UBC Okanagan, please see Admission Categories on the Application & Registration page.
View the Application & Registration page for details, instructions and application forms.
Visiting Graduate Students
To be eligible for admission as a Visiting Graduate Student to UBC, you must be currently registered in a graduate program with good standing at the home university.
UBC is your home for teaching and learning in Outdoor Environmental Education. Advance your skills with BC’s OEE experts in adventure learning.