Singapore University of Social Sciences

Instruction and Facilitation in Outdoor Learning

Instruction and Facilitation in Outdoor Learning (BSE323)


BSE323 Instruction and Facilitation in Outdoor Learning is designed to equip students with the essential instructional and facilitation skills for teaching outdoor education. Pedagogy and instructional strategies are emphasized in the context of experiential education. The roles of facilitation, challenges in facilitation administration, and the development of facilitation skills are discussed in relation to self-discovery of hidden abilities and appreciation of group dynamism.

Level: 3
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: Every January


  • Experiential Education and Outdoor Instructional Techniques
  • Outdoor Learning and Reflection
  • Programming Issues in Outdoor Learning
  • Pedagogical Issues in Facilitation
  • Approaches and Models in Facilitation
  • Participant-Centred Facilitation
  • Facilitation Skills
  • Facilitating Personal Development
  • Facilitating Group Development
  • Leadership Function, Instruction, and Facilitation
  • Facilitator Education
  • Intentionality and Intuition

Learning Outcome

  • Express personal philosophy of instruction and facilitation in outdoor learning.
  • Describe the role of experiential education in human learning and human adaptation to the surrounding environment.
  • Indicate the role of facilitation in effecting self-discovery and group dynamics.
  • Apply leadership characteristics in relation to instruction and facilitation.
  • Examine theory of human development for facilitating self-discovery in outdoor learning.
  • Employ group development theory to facilitate group dynamism in outdoor learning.
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