SPOE402 – Introduction to Outdoor Leadership

Module code
Module title
Introduction to Outdoor Leadership
To introduce students to a range of outdoor leadership theories that enable them to develop personal leadership experience and group leadership experience in a range of outdoor activities with peers.
  • SH1902
NZQA Level
Level 4
NZQA Credits
Delivery method
  • Web-Supported
Learning hours
Directed hours
Self directed hours
Total learning hours
Resources required
Learning Outcomes
Apply knowledge of leadership theories and practices.
Apply knowledge of planning, leading and evaluating leadership experiences.
Apply basic logistics and basic safety management to leadership situations.
- Adventure Based Learning
- Basic leadership skills for a range of outdoor pursuits that could include but are not limited to tramping, camping, kayaking, canoeing, mountain biking, rock climbing, caving, mountaineering, and adventure based learning and high/low ropes.
- Concepts of outdoor leadership theory.
- Concepts of leadership practices.
- Concepts of evaluation of leadership.
- Professionalism in a leadership role.
- Trip planning.
- Safety management.

Teaching and Learning Strategy
Blended delivery of theory, online, and practical activities.
Lectures will be used to introduce key themes and main topics to the students. Tutorials will develop concepts further through group work, projects and online learning. The assessments will encourage reflection on important concepts taught throughout the course.
Assessment Criteria
To pass this module students must complete all assessments and accumulate an overall module mark of no less than 50%.