RIVER ENVIRONMENTS (FLAT WATER)
Credit points: 15
- 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
Subject Co-ordinatorChristopher Townsend
Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG
|Resource Type||Title||Resource Requirement||Author and Year||Publisher|
|Readings||Book of Readings.||Prescribed||LTU||MEDIA SERVICES, LA TROBE UNIVERSITY, BENDIGO.|
Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes
01. Develop an environmental understanding and localised knowledge of selected river environments.
- Research, presentations and practical fieldwork
02. Develop reflective and analytical skills relating to personal and group experiences in river environments.
- Lectures and practical field work
03. Establish technical paddling competence on flat water (upto Grade 1)
- 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.
- Practical fieldwork
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Bendigo, 2018, Semester 2, Day
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorChristopher Townsend
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 40 and delivered via face-to-face.
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 40 and delivered via face-to-face.
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.
|One 2000 word assignment||50||01|
|Practical Work (equivalent to 2000 words)||Hurdle - Satisfactory participation and performance in practical work on field trips||50||01, 02, 03, 04|