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. 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
Subject Co-ordinatorChristopher Townsend
Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG
Prerequisites OED2REF (Flat and Open) or OED2RE (White Water); or subject co-ordinator approval
|Resource Type||Title||Resource Requirement||Author and Year||Publisher|
|Readings||Book of Readings||Prescribed||Townsend (2016)||MEDIA SERVICES, LA TROBE UNIVERSITY, BENDIGO.|
|Media||Safety Guidlines for Education Outdoors||Prescribed||Department 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
- 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, 2019, Semester 1, Day
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorChristopher Townsend
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.
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.
|Program Teaching Plan, = 2000 words Part 1. Program plan Part 2. Safety & risk management plan||Students will be supported in this assessment through a range of learning activities and online resources||50||01, 02, 03|
|Report & Reflect on Prac Part 1 Written task = 1000 words Part 2 Critical Reflection = 1500 words||Students 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 Hurdle||Satisfactory participation throughout the compulsory preparation and practical participation components. This is a hurdle task.||02|