EDED10413 - Outdoor Pursuits - Aquatics
Term 2 - 2017


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Overview

This non-award unit will develop a students understanding of how outdoor pursuits can be used for both educational and recreational purposes and develop their teaching skills or understanding in a number of pursuit areas. Students will also develop their competencies in the development of programs for a range of client groups and study the role of teacher/instructors in a range of teaching and learning environments. Consideration will also be given to the study of safety aspects and the management and conservation of natural resources.

Details

Career Level Undergraduate
Unit Level [not found]
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 1
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Offerings

Term 2 - 2017
  • Noosa
  • Rockhampton

Website

This unit has a website, within the Moodle system, which is available two weeks before the start of term. It is important that you visit your Moodle site throughout the term. Go to Moodle

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

Assessment Overview

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Written Assessment 40%
2. Practical Assessment 20%
3. Practical Assessment 20%
4. Practical Assessment 20%

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%). Consult the University’s Grades and Results Procedures for more details of interim results and final grades.

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You may wish to view these policies:

  • Grades and Results Procedure
  • Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework)
  • Review of Grade Procedure
  • Academic Misconduct Procedure
  • Monitoring Academic Progress (MAP) Policy and Procedure – Domestic Students
  • Monitoring Academic Progress (MAP) Policy and Procedure – International Students
  • Refund and Excess Payments (Credit Balances) Policy and Procedure
  • Student Feedback – Compliments and Complaints Policy and Procedure
  • Acceptable Use of Information and Communications Technology Facilities and Devices Policy and Procedure

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Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Feedback Source Recommendation
Confusion reported by some students regarding the cost of bus transport associated with participation in the course. 'Have Your Say' Course Evaluation Greater emphasis will be given to this requirement during the initial course introduction in week 1. The Welcome message that is part of the course moodle site will include a brief statement that outlines this requirement
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Examine the nature of outdoor pursuits and challenge education.
  2. Examine the recreational potential of aquatic environments.
  3. Develop their personal skills in a wide range of aquatic activities.
  4. Develop their teaching competence in a number of aquatic recreational activities.
  5. Develop sensitivity for natural aquatic environments and appreciation of the need to carefully use, manage and conserve this environment.
  6. Develop an understanding of first aid appropriate to a range of possible accident scenarios.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
1 - Written Assessment      
2 - Practical Assessment      
3 - Practical Assessment      
4 - Practical Assessment      

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

  • Introductory Level
  • Intermediate Level
  • Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
1. Communication  
2. Problem Solving    
3. Critical Thinking          
4. Information Literacy        
5. Team Work    
6. Information Technology Competence          
7. Cross Cultural Competence        
8. Ethical practice            

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

  • Introductory Level
  • Intermediate Level
  • Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1 - Written Assessment          
2 - Practical Assessment          
3 - Practical Assessment          
4 - Practical Assessment          

Textbook Information

There are no required textbooks.

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
All submissions for this unit must use the American Psychological Association (APA) referencing style (details can be obtained here). For further information, see the Assessment Tasks below.
Unit CoordinatorDavid Lapere (d.lapere@cqu.edu.au)
Note: Check the Term-Specific section for any additional contact information provided by the teaching team
Week Begin Date Module/Topic Chapter Events and Submissions
Week 1 10-07-2017

Introduction and Unit Description

Week 2 17-07-2017

Activities will be allocated and negotiated throughout the term

Week 3 24-07-2017

Activities will be allocated and negotiated throughout the term

Week 4 31-07-2017

Activities will be allocated and negotiated throughout the term

Week 5 07-08-2017

Activities will be allocated and negotiated throughout the term

Vacation Week 14-08-2017

No Class

Week 6 21-08-2017

Activities will be allocated and negotiated throughout the term

Week 7 28-08-2017

Activities will be allocated and negotiated throughout the term

Week 8 04-09-2017

Activities will be allocated and negotiated throughout the term

Week 9 11-09-2017

Activities will be allocated and negotiated throughout the term

Week 10 18-09-2017

Activities will be allocated and negotiated throughout the term

Week 11 25-09-2017

Activities will be allocated and negotiated throughout the term

Week 12 02-10-2017

Activities will be allocated and negotiated throughout the term

Review/Exam Week 09-10-2017
Reading Program Due Friday (13 Oct 17) 05:00 PM AEST
Exam Week 16-10-2017

1 Written Assessment

Assessment Title Reading Program
Task Description

Students are to read the on-line materials provided on the unit Moodle site. Students must respond to the questions and tasks that align with each topic.

Students must pass this assessment task to pass the unit.

Assessment Due Date Review/Exam Week Friday (13-Oct-2017) 05:00 PM AEST
Return Date to Students Assignment will be returned after moderation processes have been completed.
Weighting 40%
Assessment Criteria

Accuracy of responses

Demonstration of appropriate grammar, spelling and writing conventions

Responses are well structured showing excellent control over the conventions of writing

Responses are organized and professionally presented

Conditions Minimum mark or grade - Pass (50%) or 20 marks. Students must receive a pass (or above) for this task to be eligible to pass the unit.
Referencing Style American Psychological Association (APA)
Submission Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. Examine the nature of outdoor pursuits and challenge education.

4. Develop their teaching competence in a number of aquatic recreational activities.

6. Develop an understanding of first aid appropriate to a range of possible accident scenarios.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

4. Information Literacy

6. Information Technology Competence



2 Practical Assessment

Assessment Title Practical Outdoor Pursuit Module A
Task Description

Outdoor Pursuits involves active engagement in physical activities in the outdoor/natural environment.

Outdoor Pursuits typically involve self-challenge and adventure.

Within this unit, students are provided opportunities to experience three Outdoor Pursuit activities and are encouraged to challenge themselves to achieve high performance levels within three practical modules.

The selection of the practical module will be determined by the availability of specialist expertise and would come from either sailing, canoeing, kayaking, surfing, snorkeling, sea kayaking, or stand up paddle boarding.

The unit lecturer will provide specific details.

Assessment Due Date Assessment will be ongoing during the practical module.
Return Date to Students As this assessment is of performance skills related to the chosen practical module, assessment will be continuous with immediate feedback available to students.
Weighting 20%
Assessment Criteria

Assessment criteria will vary depending on the chosen practical outdoor pursuit activity.

Details will be provided by the unit lecturer.

Referencing Style American Psychological Association (APA)
Submission Hard copy

Assessment is ongoing throughout the practical module.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

2. Examine the recreational potential of aquatic environments.

3. Develop their personal skills in a wide range of aquatic activities.

5. Develop sensitivity for natural aquatic environments and appreciation of the need to carefully use, manage and conserve this environment.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

5. Team Work

7. Cross Cultural Competence



3 Practical Assessment

Assessment Title Practical Outdoor Pursuit Module B
Task Description

Outdoor Pursuits involves active engagement in physical activities in the outdoor/natural environment.

Outdoor Pursuits typically involve self-challenge and adventure.

Within this unit, students are provided opportunities to experience three Outdoor Pursuit activities and are encouraged to challenge themselves to achieve high performance levels within three practical modules.

The selection of the practical module will be determined by the availability of specialist expertise and would come from either sailing, canoeing, kayaking, surfing, snorkeling, sea kayaking, or stand up paddle boarding.

The unit lecturer will provide specific details.

Assessment Due Date Assessment will be ongoing during the practical module.
Return Date to Students As this assessment is of performance skills related to the chosen practical module, assessment will be continuous with immediate feedback available to students.
Weighting 20%
Assessment Criteria

Assessment criteria will vary depending on the chosen practical outdoor pursuit activity.

Details will be provided by the unit lecturer.

Referencing Style American Psychological Association (APA)
Submission Hard copy

Assessment is ongoing throughout the practical module.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

2. Examine the recreational potential of aquatic environments.

3. Develop their personal skills in a wide range of aquatic activities.

5. Develop sensitivity for natural aquatic environments and appreciation of the need to carefully use, manage and conserve this environment.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

5. Team Work

7. Cross Cultural Competence



4 Practical Assessment

Assessment Title Practical Outdoor Pursuit Module C
Task Description

Outdoor Pursuits involves active engagement in physical activities in the outdoor/natural environment.

Outdoor Pursuits typically involve self-challenge and adventure.

Within this unit, students are provided opportunities to experience three Outdoor Pursuit activities and are encouraged to challenge themselves to achieve high performance levels within three practical modules.

The selection of the practical module will be determined by the availability of specialist expertise and would come from either sailing, canoeing, kayaking, surfing, snorkeling, sea kayaking, or stand up paddle boarding.

The unit lecturer will provide specific details.

Assessment Due Date Assessment will be ongoing during the practical module.
Return Date to Students As this assessment is of performance skills related to the chosen practical module, assessment will be continuous with immediate feedback available to students.
Weighting 20%
Assessment Criteria

Assessment criteria will vary depending on the chosen practical outdoor pursuit activity.

Details will be provided by the unit lecturer.

Referencing Style American Psychological Association (APA)
Submission Hard copy

Assessment is ongoing throughout the practical module.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

2. Examine the recreational potential of aquatic environments.

3. Develop their personal skills in a wide range of aquatic activities.

5. Develop sensitivity for natural aquatic environments and appreciation of the need to carefully use, manage and conserve this environment.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

5. Team Work

7. Cross Cultural Competence




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