SP5254: Outdoor & Adventurous Activities

SP5254: Outdoor & Adventurous Activities

Please note this module descriptor is indicative of the structure of this course and may be subject to change.

Module Title Outdoor & Adventurous Activities
Module Code SP5254
Module Tutor Jordan Wintle
School School of Sport and Exercise
CAT Points 15
Level of Study 5
Brief Description

This module gives students the opportunity to explore the concept, rationale and application of adventurous activities. A residential, practical week, coupled with on-site lectures and discussions encourages students to consider the cognitive, psychomotor and affective elements of adventurous activities and their impact on lifelong learning for young people. This module is recommended for students wishing to pursue a career in teaching. It will allow them to build on their knowledge, skills and understanding of the role of outdoor and adventurous activities for children and young people. This module will also develop knowledge of health and safety aspects associated with the teaching of outdoor and adventurous activities and the planning of these experiences. This module has attendance requirements; details are provided in the module guide identifying sessions where attendance is required and how that requirement will be managed. *This module will involve a compulsory residential at additional cost to the student.

Indicative Syllabus

This module will focus on the concepts of risk, responsibility, courage, social interaction, problem solving and leadership competencies developed within OAA. It is designed to provide opportunities to deliver outdoor adventurous activities in a practical setting and will focus on a critical analysis of these activities within an applied environment. Practical elements are likely to include: climbing, abseiling, high-ropes course, hill and gorge walking, navigation and other contemporary outdoor activities accessible to young people.

Learning Outcomes

A student passing this module should be able to: 1. Demonstrate an understanding of teaching and learning strategies effective for the holistic development of young people. 2. Reflect and analyse their own and others practice in outdoor and adventurous activities. 3. Work safely and responsibly in an outdoor setting, recognising boundaries of professional competence. 4. Critically evaluate a range of educationally-focused sources of information and interpret their impact on an outdoor education setting. 5. Communicate effectively in both written and oral formats. 6. Use a range of information and communication technologies.

Learning and Teaching Activities Scheduled Contact Hours: 57
Independent Learning Hours: 114
Assessment (For further details see the Module Guide) 001: 60% Assignment: Individual: 1500 words
002: 40% Presentation: Group:: 15 minutes
Special Assessment Requirements None
Indicative Resources The current reading list can be found in the Module Guide, which your lecturer should make available via Moodle.

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