Singapore University of Social Sciences

Metaskills for Outdoor Practitioners

Metaskills for Outdoor Practitioners (BSE535)

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


BSE535 Metaskills for Outdoor Practitioners puts together a strand of higher-order cognitive skills to provide outdoor practitioners the resources to perform their profession effectively. Metaskills including advanced facilitation, multiphase problem-solving, experience-based judgment, among others, will be discussed in class. Study materials in the course will be extracted from book chapters and supplemented with readings in the extant literature.

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


  • Advanced Facilitation
  • Effective Communication
  • Experience-Based Judgment
  • Multiphase Problem Solving
  • Decision Making

Learning Outcome

  • Develop an understanding of metaphoric transfer from adventure to daily life.
  • Develop an understanding of the mechanisms underlying effective communication.
  • Justify if good judgment necessarily comes from experience.
  • Evaluate the relationship between experience-based judgment, decision-making, and problem solving.
  • Evaluate divergent and convergent processes of decision making.
  • Develop personal narratives of judgment and decision making to systematically solve real world problems.
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