RIVER ENVIRONMENTS (FLAT WATER)

OED2REF

Not currently offered

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

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

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

Learning resources

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsBook of Readings.PrescribedLTUMEDIA 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.

Activities:
Research, presentations and practical fieldwork

02. Critique the role of flat water paddling in outdoor and environmental education in Australia.

Activities:
Lectures and assesment tasks

03. Demonstrate refined solo and tandem technical paddling skills on flat water to a standard commensurate with leading dependent groups.

Activities:
Practical fieldwork and assesment task

04. Develop comprehensive understanding of environmental hazards and safe group management systems in flat and open water environments.

Activities:
Practical fieldwork

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