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Outdoor education is becoming increasingly relevant and important to the development of individuals. In addition, with the implementation of the National Outdoor Adventure Education Masterplan by the Ministry of Education, greater demand for quality outdoor education programmes and expertise is expected. As clients and stakeholders of outdoor education programmes become more discerning and sophisticated, outdoor education practitioners face the challenge of meeting these rising expectations to deliver well-designed, safe and effective programmes. In response to the needs of the industry, the Graduate Diploma in Outdoor Education (GDOED) has been developed in collaboration with Outward Bound Singapore (OBS) and other experts from the field. The GDOED programme aims to equip outdoor educators with the essential knowledge and skills ready to meet these challenges.
This programme provides opportunities for professionals in outdoor education and those with the relevant qualifications to acquire the latest advanced knowledge and skills to be effective leaders in their field. Through the various courses, students are equipped to build sound theoretical bases for their practices, acquire different approaches to designing and implementing outdoor education programmes, manage risks and legal liability, and enhance their proficiencies for planning and leading outdoor education and wilderness expeditions. Understanding research methods and design strengthens students’ ability to read research studies and provides the impetus for conducting their own research.
Unique features of the programme:
- Designed for individuals with experience in delivering outdoor education.
- Integrates relevant theoretical foundations with outdoor education practices.
- Offers flexible entry and exit points to suit different academic and personal needs. Pre-requisite courses are also available for those without the necessary entry requirements.
- Developed in collaboration with Outward Bound Singapore (OBS) and other expertise from the field.