Connecting and Working with Nature
Your upfront cost: $0
- 28 Jun 2021
The University of South Australia, UniSA, is ranked in the top 10 universities nationally and amongst the very best young universities in the world. They offer over 200 world-class degrees that are informed by industry and delivered with a highly practical approach to teaching and learning. In fact, they are South Australia’s number one university for graduate careers. They are a valuable partner with Open Universities Australia.
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By the end of this 10-week course, you’ll be able to:
1. Describe theoretical perspectives and empirical evidence regarding the benefits of nature for human health, development and wellbeing.
2. Relate theories and practice regarding human nature interactions to one's own experience and develop strategies for implementing nature connection to support personal wellbeing.
3. Apply relevant theoretical perspectives and research evidence to design a proposed nature connection experience aligned to your discipline/profession that is ethical, safe, legal, and culturally appropriate.
- What do we mean by ‘nature’ and why are our relationships with the natural world important for human and planetary health?
- Nature contact, nature connection, and connection to country
- Physical health benefits of nature and green prescriptions
- The Five Senses and Nature
- Psychological Benefits of Nature and Green Social Work
- Nature and Childhood
- Nature Pedagogy
- Rethinking risk
- Is all nature equal and how much do we need?
- Connecting and Caring for the Natural World
No eligibility requirements
No special requirements
This course explores some of the science and research that considers the role of our relationships with the natural world in supporting human health, wellbeing, and flourishing. You’ll put these ancient pearls of wisdom and scientific findings into practice by building personal nature connection habits. Science tells us these types of nature connection habits can support you to live a healthier, happier, and more fulfilling life.
Each week the course will be structured into four broad themes: Theories and Scientific Evidence, Professional Applications, Personal Nature Connection Exercises, and Reflections and Sharing.
UniSA Online’s 10-week short courses give you the flexibility to upskill in a certain area, stay current with developments in your field, diversify your knowledge, or even explore a new direction in your career – without having to commit to the time and cost of a full university degree.
Delivered 100% online, you’ll be able to study where and when it suits you. Access online academic and student support seven days a week, fit study around work and life commitments, view learning resources 24/7, and log in to the interactive online environment anywhere, any time and on any device.
This is a course from UniSA Online’s Bachelor of Psychology.
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