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Unit description

Introduces students to outdoor education and adventure management as a personal development activity. The unit is presented in two parts, theoretical and practical. The theory component will be delivered during University based tutorials and in the field, while the practical component will be delivered during field trips. The focus of the unit is two-fold: to investigate how outdoor education activities and settings can enable the development of personal skills and personal development; and, to enable the students to participate in a range of outdoor pursuits and to develop personal both hard and soft outdoor education and management skills.

Unit content

  • Basic map reading and navigation with map and compass, within a wilderness setting.
  • Equipment, food, basic camp craft, first aid, minimal impact principles.
  • Planning and implementing an outdoor education activity, including within a wilderness setting.
  • Safety and risk management in outdoor activities.
  • Leadership, group dynamics and experiential learning.
  • Ethics in outdoor education. Standards/legal issues in outdoor education

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1identify and participate in a range of outdoor education and experiential learning activities
2demonstrate knowledge and satisfactory performance of a range of outdoor education skills, including basic map reading and navigation, and basic camp craft skills
3explain and satisfactorily implement principles and procedures involved in planning outdoor education activities, including principles of safety and risk management
4evaluate the outcomes of outdoor education and experiential learning activities
5reflect upon the role of outdoor education and experiential learning activities as these relate to personal development.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. identify and participate in a range of outdoor education and experiential learning activities
  2. demonstrate knowledge and satisfactory performance of a range of outdoor education skills, including basic map reading and navigation, and basic camp craft skills
  3. explain and satisfactorily implement principles and procedures involved in planning outdoor education activities, including principles of safety and risk management
  4. evaluate the outcomes of outdoor education and experiential learning activities
  5. reflect upon the role of outdoor education and experiential learning activities as these relate to personal development.

Prescribed texts

  • Prescribed text information is not currently available.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

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Fee information

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