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ADED 501 Adventures in Group Work

Effective date: July 2017

Successful group dynamics lead to improved individual learning and development. Group work skills are central to the success of adventure leaders. Students are introduced to effective group management skills and strategies necessary to maximize learning opportunities during adventure programs. The course includes overviews of group development models and practices and provides students with ample opportunities to reflect on their own beliefs, values and leadership style and how this influences group dynamics.

Course offerings vary by term; search Camlink for scheduled sections

Credits
3
Format
20 hours of distance learning over 2 weeks and 20 hours of face-to-face instruction in field setting over 2 weeks
Tuition
$1,788 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

None.

Restricted Course Open to students in Adventure Education.

ADED 502 Outdoor Leadership: Land-based

Effective date: July 2017

Basic management of land based activities is central to safe adventure education practice. Students will engage in practical skill development and gain knowledge of land-based travel and living. The course will include an overview of equipment options, logistics, participant assessment and program design options for a variety of populations. Leadership styles, preferences and skills will be identified, assessed and critically reflected upon relative to a variety of professional career options.

Course offerings vary by term; search Camlink for scheduled sections

Credits
3
Format
20 hours of distance learning over 2 weeks and 20 hours of face-to-face instruction in field setting over 2 weeks
Tuition
$1,788 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Pre/Corequisites

Restricted Course Open to students in Adventure Education.

ADED 503 Foundations of Adventure Education

Effective date: July 2017

Students are presented with an overview of historical, cultural and philosophical origins and influences on the developing field of adventure education. Students will gain broad perspectives on the core tenets of the field, outdoor experiential learning, adventure activities, intra and interpersonal development, and ecological awareness. Foundational knowledge in adventure education will equip students with knowledge of how the field has developed and currently ‘works’.

Course offerings vary by term; search Camlink for scheduled sections

Credits
3
Format
20 hours of distance learning over 2 weeks and 20 hours of face-to-face instruction in field setting over 2 weeks
Tuition
$1,788 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Pre/Corequisites

All of:

Restricted Course Open to students in Adventure Education.

ADED 504 Integral Approaches to Adventure Education

Effective date: July 2017

Applying an integral systems lens, students are presented with the multitude of diversity in populations, cultures, environments and beliefs to be considered in adventure programming. Students will explore personal development and context relative to serving others. Students will examine strategies for adventure program adaptation and design. Socio-cultural and ecologically informed approaches to adventure education will ensure quality and safety for specific populations.

Course offerings vary by term; search Camlink for scheduled sections

Credits
3
Format
3 distance learning hours per week
Tuition
$648 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

All of:

Restricted Course Open to students in Adventure Education.

ADED 505 Adventure Program Design

Effective date: July 2017

Design principles are necessary to create meaningful and intentional learning experiences for participants. Students will critically examine program design and practices across the spectrum of adventure. Students will explore leadership principles and intervention strategies, industry standards, scope of practice, risk management and evaluation strategies.

Course offerings vary by term; search Camlink for scheduled sections

Credits
3
Format
3 distance learning hours per week
Tuition
$648 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

All of:

Restricted Course Open to students in Adventure Education.

ADED 506 Human Development and Nature

Effective date: July 2017

Students will explore relationships between human development and the more-than-human world. Students will examine determinants of health, principles of sustainability, quality of life, and optimal conditions for personal growth and development across the lifespan, and how they can be included in adventure programming. Knowledge of lifespan development will inform type, duration and intensity of adventure programming and increase the likelihood of matching participant competencies with challenge and risk.

Course offerings vary by term; search Camlink for scheduled sections

Credits
3
Format
3 distance learning hours per week
Tuition
$648 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

All of:

Restricted Course Open to students in Adventure Education.

ADED 507 The Reflective Practitioner

Effective date: July 2017

Reflective practice is a cornerstone of personal growth and lifelong learning. It is also paramount to remaining aware of participant’s experiences, thereby providing safer and higher quality programs. This course outlines theoretical and practical skills and abilities for students to consciously examine their thoughts, actions and values. Students will explore current practices and activities utilized in adventure programming to increase reflective and practice-based learning.

Course offerings vary by term; search Camlink for scheduled sections

Credits
3
Format
3 distance learning hours per week
Tuition
$648 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

All of:

Restricted Course Open to students in Adventure Education.

ADED 508 Facilitating the Transformational Experience

Effective date: July 2017

Facilitation knowledge and skills are central to creating and leading successful learning experiences. Students are challenged to practice and assess their capacity to lead others in experiential learning activities. The course includes an examination of learning and change theories and the dimensions of transformational learning (psychological, emotional and behavioural) as they relate to adventure program design, facilitation styles and practices.

Course offerings vary by term; search Camlink for scheduled sections

Credits
3
Format
20 hours of distance learning over 2 weeks and 20 hours of face-to-face instruction in field setting over 2 weeks
Tuition
$1,788 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

All of:

Restricted Course Open to students in Adventure Education.

ADED 509 Outdoor Leadership: Water-based

Effective date: July 2017

Water-based activities are common in adventure education and require knowledge of industry standards and skills to deliver safely and effectively. Students will develop practical skills and knowledge for water-based travel and coastal living. The course will include an overview of equipment options, logistics, participant assessment and program design options for a variety of populations. Leadership styles and skills will be identified, assessed and critically reflected upon relative to a variety of professional career options.

Note: Students must be comfortable in water but do not require swimming proficiency.

Course offerings vary by term; search Camlink for scheduled sections

Credits
3
Format
20 hours of distance learning over 2 weeks and 20 hours of face-to-face instruction in field setting over 2 weeks
Tuition
$1,788 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

All of:

Pre/Corequisites

All of:

Restricted Course Open to students in Adventure Education.

ADED 510 The Wilderness Experience

Effective date: July 2017

The environment in which adventure educators teach and lead is a dynamic and influential force. Students need to be aware of the opportunities and impacts ‘wilderness’ affords them and their participants. Students will discuss and analyze a range of philosophies and activities that explore the ‘wilderness experience’. They will have opportunities to explore and test their physical and psychological preparedness for meaningful wilderness experiences. The course will introduce theoretical and conceptual understandings such as communitas, threshold, and sublime. Students will continue exploration of ecological literacy/awareness and conservation strategies.

Course offerings vary by term; search Camlink for scheduled sections

Credits
3
Format
20 hours of distance learning over 2 weeks and 20 hours of face-to-face instruction in field setting over 2 weeks
Tuition
$1,788 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

All of:

Pre/Corequisites

All of:

Restricted Course Open to students in Adventure Education.

Last updated: May 25, 2017 2:06 pm

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