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EDF2604 - Outdoor leadership and programming

6 points, SCA Band 0, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Education

Leader: Dr R Zink


Not offered in 2007


Theory of leadership and programming in relation to sport and outdoor recreation. Concepts, principles, styles, leadership skills and programming techniques are considered in a broad range of settings. Ten days of fieldwork allows students to gain experience in applying these skills.


Upon successful completion of this unit, students will have developed knowledge and understanding of the concepts of leadership and programming; the theories of leadership and programming; the practice of leadership and programming. Students should be able to apply these theoretical concepts and demonstrate skills by having developed their own philosophy of leadership and programming; displaying the ability to lead a range of different activities utilising various styles as appropriate in selected outdoor pursuits; being able to develop personalised and group programs to suit a range of settings.


Class test (1000 word equivalent): 25%
Practical Leadership Skills Assessment (2000 word equivalent - Students must achieve a pass grade in this assessment task): 50%
Fieldwork journal (1000 words): 25%. Completion of the ten days fieldwork component is compulsory.

Contact hours

3 hours per week