Singapore University of Social Sciences

Leadership in Outdoor Education

Leadership in Outdoor Education (BSE533)

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


BSE533 Leadership in Outdoor Education provides students with the understanding of outdoor leadership as a profession. The topics covered examine leadership theories and practices in relation to the development of significant persons in the outdoor industry. Principles of leadership style, values and ethics in outdoor leadership, and processes of decision-making, are discussed. Overall, the treatment of the materials will enable students to build on and integrate prior knowledge in this discipline of Outdoor Education and provide a more sophisticated view of the content to foster higher order cognitive processes according to Bloom’s taxonomy.

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


  • Outdoor Leadership
  • Outdoor Leadership Theory
  • Leadership in Practice
  • Judgment and Decision-Making
  • Values and Ethics
  • Professionalism in Outdoor Leadership

Learning Outcome

  • Formulate personal philosophy of leadership in outdoor education.
  • Critique theories of leadership.
  • Evaluate the role of leadership in the implementation of safe and effective outdoor programmes.
  • Evaluate mechanisms of judgment and decision-making.
  • Justify the role of an outdoor education leader.
  • Distinguish models, styles, qualities, and power of leadership.
  • Compare and contrast models and methods of decision-making.
  • Critique values and ethics in outdoor leadership.
  • Develop professionalism in outdoor leadership.
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