RIVER ENVIRONMENTS (FLAT WATER)
Credit points: 15
In this subject students develop knowledge, understanding and experience of flat water river environments in order to undertake safe living and travel. Students examine ways flat water canoeing may be utilised to explore the natural and cultural history, land management, hydrology and ecology of aspects of the Murray River catchment. Students develop technical expertise of flat water canoeing to enable safe exploration and promote experiential and interpretative knowledge of river environments.
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||N/A||MEDIA SERVICES, LA TROBE UNIVERSITY, BENDIGO.|
Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes
01. Develop historical and contemporary environmental & cultural understanding of flat-water environments through research, class presentation, and situational learning on practical trips.
- Research, presentations and practical fieldwork
02. Critique the role of flat water paddling in outdoor and environmental education in Australia.
- Lectures and assesment tasks
03. Demonstrate refined solo and tandem technical paddling skills on flat water to a standard commensurate with leading dependent groups.
- Practical fieldwork and assesment task
04. Develop comprehensive understanding of environmental hazards and safe group management systems in flat and open water environments.
- Practical fieldwork
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Bendigo, 2015, 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 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
One 8.0 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 1,500-word assignment||30||02|
|one 1,500-word assignment and one 15-minute presentation||50||01|
|practical skills assessment||Hurdle requirement: satisfactory participation and performance in practical work||20||03, 04|