An Example of a summer school programme we currently run in June for students from the USA is Outdoor Education: Theoretical Issues in Outdoor Pursuits. This is a 3-week course that carries credits. It combines academic theory and hands-on outdoor activities, including hiking, camping, caving, canoeing, kayaking, swimming, mine exploration, rock climbing and mountain biking. While the activities are enjoyable, they are fundamentally a means for examining a range of academic themes such as sustainability, personal and social development and the duality of risk versus adventure.
Themes and Focuses of the Course:
- Explore a range of issues including sustainability, conservation, changing landscapes, personal and social development and risk vs. adventure
- Participate in activities like rock climbing, caving, kayaking, surfing, hiking, swimming, coastering and mountain biking
- Learn hard and soft skills while reflecting on how “experience” connects to learning
- Appreciate Welsh culture through active participation in those activities that are thought to be quintessentially Welsh
Theory sessions will be used to prepare for the practical activities, to review experiences and to provide the necessary background knowledge essential for the various assessments.
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