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Outdoor Education - Adventure

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Outdoor Education - Adventure
  • Description
  • Outcome
  • Certification
  • This training course offers a comprehensive exploration of Outdoor Education and all its facets. The course takes a broad all-encompassing view and approaches the topic from a psychosocial, anthropological, geo-environmental, historic and marketing angle. This course will be of interest to anyone with an interest in outdoor adventure, either as a personal hobby, or in a professional capacity such as outdoor adventure guide or group leader.

  • On completion of this course you will be able to identify the meaning of adventure through history such as Cook's discovery, Mawson's epic journey, misadventure, exploration and much more. You will know the characteristics of adventure such as safety, cost, group size and other important aspects that need to be considered in adventure. You will have a good knowledge of what motivates people to take part in adventure activities.This course will provide you with examples of adventure. You will know the factors that affect you assessing certain types of adventure, the medias influence on outdoor adventure, grading, guidebooks, how to market adventure packages, types of equipment and improvements in technology.

  • All Alison courses are free to study. To successfully complete a course you must score 80% or higher in each course assessments. Upon successful completion of a course, you can choose to make your achievement formal by purchasing an official Alison Diploma, Certificate or PDF.

    Having an official Alison document is a great way to share your success. Plus it’s:

    • Ideal for including in CVs, job applications and portfolios
    • An indication of your ability to learn and achieve high results
    • An incentive to continue to empower yourself through learning
    • A tangible way of supporting the Alison mission to empower people everywhere through education.

Modules List( 14 )
  • Meaning of adventure
    • The Meaning of Adventure
    • The meaning of adventure
    • Peak adventure
    • Misadventure and devastation and disaster
    • The Meaning of Adventure: Key elements
    • Exploration and experimentation
    • Aspects of competence
    • Danger under control
    • Competence, degree of difficulty and risk
    • Rafting on the Snowy River
    • A high ropes course (Cathedral Ranges)
  • Characteristics of adventure
    • Charcteristics of Adventure: Safety
    • Charcteristics of Adventure: Women in Adventure Activities
    • Charcteristics of Adventure: Size of group
    • Charcteristics of Adventure
    • Charcteristics of Adventure: Cost
    • Charcteristics of Adventure
    • Charcteristics of Adventure: Physical and Emotional Safety
  • Motivation for adventure
    • Historical Adventurers and Motivation for Adventure
    • Motivation for Adventure: Intrinsic and Extrinsic Rewards and Historical Adventurers
    • Motivation for Adventure: Contemporary Understandings
  • Examples of adventure
    • Historical adventurers
    • Historical examples of adventurers
    • Historical and contemporary images of adventure
  • Access to adventure
    • Access to adventure: factors that can affect accessibility
    • Access to adventure
    • Accessibility table
  • Safety in adventure
    • Safety and competence in adventure (knowledge and skills)
    • Where safety fits into adventure
    • The Safety and Competence Activity
    • Where safety fits in
    • Personal competence
    • Safety and competence in adventure: individual ladder of needs
  • Timing and location
    • Variety of locations
    • Timing and location
    • Location and effects table
    • Influences on the outcome of adventure activities
  • Different types of adventure
    • Comparison of different types of adventure
    • Adventure activities
  • Impact on the environment
    • The Natural Area Activities
    • Deterioration of the wilderness
    • Minimal impact on the environment
    • Outdoor adventure and impact on the environment
    • How society views the importance of wilderness and natural areas
    • Influences on outdoor adventure
  • The media
    • Influence on outdoor adventure: the media
    • Influence on outdoor adventure: media manipulation table
  • Grading and guidebooks
    • Grading and guidebooks
    • Grading systems
    • Grading for bushwalking
    • Grading for bike riding
  • Adventure as a commodity
    • Adventure as a commodity
    • Marketing and packaging adventure as a commodity
  • Equipment
    • Equipment table
    • Improvements in technology
    • Changes in equipment
  • Assessment
    • Outdoor Studies 1 Assessment
Topics List ( 11 )
Meaning of adventure
Meaning of adventure This free online course is an introduction to the meaning of adventure and covers topics such as exploration, experimentation and competence in adventure . The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.
Topics List ( 7 )
Characteristics of adventure
Characteristics of adventure This free online course reviews the characteristics of adventure such as the size of groups, women and adventure, safety issues and cost. The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.
Topics List ( 3 )
Motivation for adventure
Motivation for adventure This free online course discusses what motivates people for adventure, and looks at contemporary understandings of this issue. The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.
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Examples of adventure
Examples of adventure This free online course reviews historical and contemporary examples of adventures and adventurers. The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.
Topics List ( 3 )
Access to adventure
Access to adventure This free online course reviews access to adventure and factors that can affect accessibility. The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.
Topics List ( 6 )
Safety in adventure
Safety in adventure This free online course covers issues around safety and competence in adventure. The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.
Topics List ( 4 )
Timing and location
Timing and location This free online course discusses timing and location of adventure activities. The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.
Topics List ( 2 )
Different types of adventure
Different types of adventure This free online course introduces different types of adventure activities. The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.
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Impact on the environment
Impact on the environment This free online course reviews the impact adventure activities can have on the environment, the wilderness and natural areas. The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.
Topics List ( 2 )
The media
The media This free online course covers the role of the media in adventure activities. The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.
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Grading and guidebooks
Grading and guidebooks This free online course discusses grading and guidebooks for adventure activities such as biking and bushwalking. The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.
Topics List ( 2 )
Adventure as a commodity
Adventure as a commodity This free online course discusses how to market and package adventure as a commodity. The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.
Topics List ( 3 )
Equipment
Equipment This free online course looks at the type of equipment used in adventure and the recent changes in technology. The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.
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Assessment
Assessment
Course Features
  • Duration

    2-3 Hours

  • Publisher

    XSIQ

  • Video

    Yes

  • Audio

    Yes

  • Assessment

    Yes

  • Certification

    Yes

  • Price

    Free

  • Reward

    50 Pts

  • Responsive

    No

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