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2021 unit offering information will be available in September 2020

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.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1identify and participate in a range of outdoor education and experiential learning activitiesKnowledge of a disciplineCommunication and social skills
2demonstrate knowledge and satisfactory performance of a range of outdoor education skills, including basic map reading and navigation, and basic camp craft skillsKnowledge of a discipline
3explain and satisfactorily implement principles and procedures involved in planning outdoor education activities, including principles of safety and risk managementIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a discipline
4evaluate the outcomes of outdoor education and experiential learning activitiesIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a disciplineCommunication and social skills
5reflect upon the role of outdoor education and experiential learning activities as these relate to personal development.Communication and social skills

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

  1. identify and participate in a range of outdoor education and experiential learning activities
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  2. demonstrate knowledge and satisfactory performance of a range of outdoor education skills, including basic map reading and navigation, and basic camp craft skills
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  3. explain and satisfactorily implement principles and procedures involved in planning outdoor education activities, including principles of safety and risk management
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  4. evaluate the outcomes of outdoor education and experiential learning activities
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  5. reflect upon the role of outdoor education and experiential learning activities as these relate to personal development.
    • GA6: Communication and social skills

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

Domestic

Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2021 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2

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International

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