Singapore University of Social Sciences

An Introduction to Land- and Water-Based Adventure Education

An Introduction to Land- and Water-Based Adventure Education (BSE225)

Applications Open: To be confirmed

Applications Close: To be confirmed

Next Available Intake: To be confirmed

Course Types: To be confirmed

Language: English

Duration: 6 months

Fees: To be confirmed

Area of Interest: Education

Schemes: To be confirmed

Funding: To be confirmed

School/Department: S R Nathan School of Human Development


BSE225 An Introduction to Land- and Water-Based Adventure Education introduces the theories, constructs and practices of adventure education. Topics include outcomes of adventure education, characteristics of adventure, components of adventure education programme, risk management, and experiential instruction. The emphasis is on students applying skills and knowledge to develop land-based and water-based activities for adventure education purposes, and discern the quality of adventure education programmes.

Level: 2
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: EVERY JULY


  • Theory and Practice of Adventure-Based Education
  • Land-Based Adventure Education: Camping, Hiking, Outdoor Cooking; Rock Climbing
  • Water-Based Adventure Education: Canoeing; Rafting; Sailing

Learning Outcome

  • Express goals, responsibilities, values, skills, and competencies of adventure educators.
  • Indicate intended outcomes, components of programmes, and characteristics of adventure in adventure education.
  • Demonstrate methods of experiential instruction in adventure education.
  • Apply risk assessment and management of adventure education programmes.
  • Appraise adventure education programmes set in Singapore.
  • Design one lesson plan based on one adventure-based activity.
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