WINTER ALPINE ENVIRONMENTS

OED2WAE

2019

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Students examine aspects of natural history, land management, snow deposition and ecology directly relevant to selected Alpine environments of South Eastern Australia. Students develop technical expertise of cross-country ski touring to enable safe exploration and promote experiential and interpretative knowledge of winter alpine environments.

SchoolSchool of Education

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorAnthony Mangelsdorf

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
ReadingsSnow: a natural history; an uncertain futurePrescribedGreen, K. (ed.) 1998AUSTRALIAN ALPS LIAISON COMMITTEE (CANBERRA)

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Develop skills to read and interpret snow environments; recognise and distinguish animal tracks; interpret evidence of snow deposition and change; read alpine weather signs over time; recognise and identify some aspects of alpine wildlife and vegetation.

Activities:
Lectures and practical work

02. Design single day ski tours or days within a longer tour in the Winter Alpine environment that demonstrate understanding of safety management, choosing safe ski touring routes, recognising hazards and knowledge of specific areas.

Activities:
Lectures and practical work

03. Develop the ability to present relevant educational information to a group by converting theory into practice in an innovative and informative way.

Activities:
Lectures and practical work

04. Understand and experience the use of snow shelters, including emergency shelters and their associated risks.

Activities:
Lectures and practical work

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2019, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSean Murray

Class requirements

Field Trip Week: 31 - 43
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.

Lecture Week: 31 - 35
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 35 and delivered via face-to-face.

Seminar Week: 31 - 31
One 5.0 hours seminar other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 31 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 1,500-word assignment (teaching resource kit)35 01, 03
One 1,500-word pre trip organisation assignment35 01, 02, 04
one 20 minute oral presentationOngoing assessment of practical skills and knowledge (hurdle - compulsory): Satisfactory participation and performance in practical work30 03