TEACHING IN RIVER ENVIRONMENTS (FLAT WATER)
Credit points: 15
In this subject students develop knowledge, understanding and experience of flat water river environments in order to safely conduct outdoor environmental education experiences. Students will apply and extend technical paddling skills, and examine pedagogy, environmental interpretation, and group management skills relevant to teaching in flat water river environments.
SchoolSchool of Education
Subject Co-ordinatorChristopher Townsend
Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG
Prerequisites OED2REF (Flat and Open) and OED2OLB, or subject co-ordinator approval
|Resource Type||Title||Resource Requirement||Author and Year||Publisher|
|Readings||Book of Readings||Prescribed||N/A||MEDIA SERVICES, LA TROBE UNIVERSITY, BENDIGO.|
|Readings||Canoeing : safety guidelines||Prescribed||Ministry of Education (1991)||VICTORIA.|
|Readings||Water in Australia: resources and management.||Prescribed||Smith, D.I. (1998)||MELBOURNE: OUP|
Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes
01. Describe and develop environmental knowledge of flat water river environments in order to inform curriculum planning, including safety considerations
- Lectures, field work and assessments
02. Apply leadership, group management skills and teaching methods on flat and open water
- Field work
03. Demonstrate refined planning skills (lesson planning, risk management, logistics, etc.) required for the delivery of safe, educationally relevant activities/journeys on Flat and Open water.
- Planning workshops
04. Critically evaluate program design and teaching experience
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Bendigo, 2015, Semester 1, Day
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorChristopher Townsend
One 8.0 days field trip per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
|2,000-word assignment||Hurdle requirement: satisfactory participation and performance in practical work||50||01, 02, 04|