Singapore University of Social Sciences

Advanced Topics in Outdoor Education

Advanced Topics in Outdoor Education (BSE537)

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


BSE537 Advanced Topics in Outdoor Education brings together principal ideas and leading-edge developments in the field of outdoor research. A wide range of topics including age, gender, equality, among others, as they relate to participation in outdoor activities will be gleaned. Up-to-date research will be presented during the seminars and students will engage in meaningful, in-depth class discussion. At the end of the course, students will develop an understanding of the socio-cultural and socio-environmental phenomena in the outdoor education landscape.

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


  • Health and Wellbeing Benefits of Activities in the Outdoors
  • Adventure Therapy: Developing Therapeutics Outdoor Practice
  • Cultural Interpretation of Outdoor education
  • Disability, Equality and Inclusion in the Outdoor Learning
  • Age and Gender in Outdoor Education
  • Adventure Tourism and Ecotourism

Learning Outcome

  • Evaluate the efficacy of outdoor education and adventure programmes in the promotion of health and wellbeing for the general population.
  • Appraise the transfer of participant’s learning during adventure programme into functional therapeutic changes in life.
  • Develop an understanding of how cultural perspective and norm may influence ideological objectives of outdoor education.
  • Justify inclusive outdoor education in the light of risks, injuries and fatalities.
  • Critique research literature on the effect of gender on people’s outdoor education experiences.
  • Critique the argument for or against adventure tourism and ecotourism.
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