Introduction to Adventure Environments

    Unit code: SOL1000 | Study level: Undergraduate
    (Generally, 1 credit = 10 hours of classes and independent study.)
    City Campus
    Footscray Park


    This unit introduces students to the core concepts and theories of adventure, as well as the practice of outdoor adventure activities. Drawing on a long tradition of adventure based theory the unit explores how adventure is a component of all our lives and that through it we experience a range of community, health, wellbeing and personal development outcomes. The unit integrates adventure-based experiential learning with theories, models and concepts of adventure. The content is related to the application of adventure activities in sport, education and recreation industries.

    Learning Outcomes

    On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

    1. Explain the core concepts and practices of adventure;
    2. Reflect on the application and value of outdoor adventure in sport, recreation, and education;
    3. Adapt knowledge and skills of outdoor adventure activities and organise self and others in natural environments; and
    4. Interpret experiences of a range of outdoor adventure experiences with responsibility and accountability for own learning.


    For Melbourne campuses

    Assessment type: Exercise
    Grade: 10%
    Completion of multiple choice questions relating to online content (1 set of 5 questions)
    Assessment type: Exercise
    Grade: 15%
    Completion of multiple choice and short answer questions relating to online content (2 sets of 7 questions)
    Assessment type: Presentation
    Grade: 30%
    Adventure Experience Presentation
    Assessment type: Portfolio
    Grade: 45%
    Outdoor Classroom Portfolio

    Required reading

    Selected readings will be made available via the unit VU Collaborate site.

    As part of a course

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