LEADING GROUPS IN OUTDOOR ENVIRONMENTS

OED2OLA

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students are provided with an introduction to the theory and practice of small group leadership in the outdoors as relevant to outcomes of outdoor/environmental education, and personal and group development. Students also consider elements of effective leadership applied to nature based, or adventure, activity, including: communication, facilitation and instruction.

SchoolSchool of Education

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorPeter Holmes

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites OED1WKN and must have passed 150cp

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsBook of ReadingsPrescribedVariousMEDIA SERVICES, LA TROBE UNIVERSITY. BENDIGO

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Evaluate and critique various outdoor leadership, teamwork, group facilitation and instructional approaches to outdoor education. Examining the theories, models and principles.

Activities:
Lectures, tutorials, field trip
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills

02. Identify and critique experiential learning and experiential education theory and principles to outdoor leadership theory

Activities:
Lectures, tutorials, field work
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills

03. Apply and use judgement to enable ethical decision making, regarding group safety and facilitation to enhance learning through an outdoor experience.

Activities:
Lectures, tutorials, field work
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills

04. Consider the relevance of the following as they relate to leading groups in outdoor environments: attribution, self-efficacy and motivational theories.

Activities:
Lectures, tutorials, field work
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2018, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPeter Holmes

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
Two 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Field Trip Week: 39 - 39
One 2.0 days field trip per study period on weekdays during the day from week 39 to week 39 and delivered via face-to-face.

Tutorial Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one 1,500 word assignment40 01
one 2,000 word assignment50 02, 03, 04
presentation (equivalent to 500-words)Hurdle: satisfactory participation and performance in practical work10 01, 02, 03