RIVER ENVIRONMENTS (FLAT WATER)

OED2REF

2017

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

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

Subject options

Select to view your study options…

Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2017, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorChristopher Townsend

Class requirements

Tutorial Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Field Trip Week: 31 - 43
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.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one 1,500-word assignment30 02
one 1,500-word assignment and one 15-minute presentation50 01
practical skills assessmentHurdle requirement: satisfactory participation and performance in practical work20 03, 04