TEACHING IN RIVER ENVIRONMENTS (FLAT WATER)

OED3TRE

2019

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students develop knowledge, understanding and experience of flat water river environments in order to safely conduct outdoor environmental education experiences. Through class activities and 9 days of field trips, 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

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorChristopher Townsend

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites OED2REF (Flat and Open) or OED2RE (White Water); or subject co-ordinator approval

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsBook of ReadingsPrescribedTownsend (2016)MEDIA SERVICES, LA TROBE UNIVERSITY, BENDIGO.
MediaSafety Guidlines for Education OutdoorsPrescribedDepartment of Education and Training (2017)State Govt. of Victoria

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

Activities:
Lectures, field work and assessments

02. Apply leadership, group management skills and teaching methods on flat and open water

Activities:
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.

Activities:
Planning workshops

04. Critically evaluate program design and teaching experience

Activities:
Assessment

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2019, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorChristopher Townsend

Class requirements

Field Trip Week: 10 - 22
One 9.0 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.

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
Seven 1.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Program Teaching Plan, = 2000 words Part 1. Program plan Part 2. Safety & risk management planStudents will be supported in this assessment through a range of learning activities and online resources50 01, 02, 03
Report & Reflect on Prac Part 1 Written task = 1000 words Part 2 Critical Reflection = 1500 wordsStudents will be supported in this assessment through a range of learning activities and online resources. This assessment task is directly related to the practical experience. 50 01, 04
Practical HurdleSatisfactory participation throughout the compulsory preparation and practical participation components. This is a hurdle task. 02