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HPE3212 Challenge, Risk and Leadership in Adventure Education
Credit Points: 15
This unit will investigate the nature and scope of outdoor education and adventure education as they relate to young people. Outdoor and adventure education contexts in school, community and institutional settings will be explored from both theoretical and ethnographic perspectives, with a focus on youth. Principles of effective leadership/teaching, development of interpersonal and self-management skills, and safety/risk management in outdoor and adventure education settings will be explored. This unit requires student participation in after hours commitments where students will interact with youth in a range of adventure settings. Students who have completed HPE3212 are not eligible to enrol in YWK3212.

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This Unit is part of the following Courses / Unit Sets
MIAAGVHealth Education Minor
MIAAEVOutdoor Education Minor
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Last Updated - Higher Education: 15/03/2012 VET: 15/03/2012