RIVER ENVIRONMENTS (FLAT WATER)

OED2REF

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

  1. In this subject students develop knowledge, understanding and experience of river environments in order to undertake safe living and travel. Students examine natural and cultural history, land management, hydrology and ecology directly relevant to selected river environments in South Eastern Australia. Through 9 days of field trips, students develop technical expertise of flat water paddling, and interpretative knowledge of river environments as preparation for peer leadership. 

SchoolSchool of Education

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorChristopher Townsend

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

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

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Develop an environmental understanding and localised knowledge of selected river environments.

Activities:
Research, presentations and practical fieldwork

02. Develop reflective and analytical skills relating to personal and group experiences in river environments.

Activities:
Lectures and practical field work

03. Establish technical paddling competence on flat water (upto Grade 1)

Activities:
Practical fieldwork and assesment task

04. Perform self-rescue, basic rescue of others, and equipment recovery on open water (lakes and bays) and moving water upto grade 1.

Activities:
Practical fieldwork

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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-ordinatorChristopher Townsend

Class requirements

Tutorial Week: 31 - 40
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 40 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture Week: 31 - 40
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 40 and delivered via face-to-face.

Field Trip Week: 31 - 43
One 9.0 days field trip per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 2000 word assignment50 01
Practical Work (equivalent to 2000 words)Hurdle - Satisfactory participation and performance in practical work on field trips50 01, 02, 03, 04