SPCO222-19SU1 (C) Summer Jan 2019 start

Analysis of Expeditioning

15 points

Start Date: Thursday, 3 January 2019
End Date: Sunday, 10 February 2019
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Friday, 4 January 2019
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 25 January 2019

This occurrence is not offered


This course will extend each student's knowledge and understanding of coaching water based activities though involvement with canoesport - specifically canoeing as a vehicle for journeying and expeditioning. Through the course students will develop practical canoe and expeditioning skills which will form the basis for a safe descent of a South Island river during a 3 - 5 day expedition. Students will collect data for a socio-cultural, environmental, bi-cultural, historical or physiological study whilst taking part in the canoe expedition.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:
1.  describe the historical development of the canoe, kayak and waka, as well as journeying and expeditioning
2. explain socio-cultural and bicultural aspects of journeying and expeditioning
3. demonstrate an awareness of the bicultural significance of the waka
4. prepare and pack for a 3 day canoeing expedition
5. demonstrate a variety of practical canoe skills
6. examine the application of sports science in relation to canoeing and expeditioning
7. demonstrate increased proficiency and expertise in journeying/expeditioning skills
8. explain the environmental, access and conservation aspects relating to journeying and expeditioning


1) 30 points in any subject or
2) enrolment in GradCertSpC or
3) approval of Programme Coordinator

Timetable Note

Key Dates:

Pre-trip meeting: Jan 18 Thursday 5pm-7pm
Expedition: Jan 22-24.  We meet at 7.30am on Monday, travel to the West Coast and spend three days travelling, returning Wednesday evening approximately 7pm.

Attendance on the expedition is required.

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Chris North


Report/Essay due date: Feb 9, 2018

One of the following assignments as negotiated with the course lecturer:

A 3,500 word essay chosen from one of the themes: An explanation of the history and development of canoe sport – waka/canoe. A socio-cultural or bicultural examination of the uses and cultural significance of canoes and waka. Analysis of the environmental impact of canoeing and journey/expeditioning Journeying and expeditioning in canoe craft: concepts of wilderness.  This essay should include reflections/ interviews/ relevant images from the expedition


A 2500 word research style report using data collected from the student's as participants during the expedition regarding: (a) a psychological aspect of the expedition (b) a physiological or nutritional aspect of the expedition (c) environmental/cultural/social aspect of the expedition.

Textbooks / Resources

Ferrero, Franco; White Water Safety & Rescue.  2nd Ed;  Pesda Press Wales, 2006.
Ferrero, Franco; The British Canoe Union Canoe Handbook. Pesda Press Wales, 2006.
Mason, Bill;  Song of the Paddle. An Illustrated Guide to Wilderness Camping. Key Porter Books, 1988.
Mason, Bill;  Path of the Paddle.  An illustrated Guide to the Art of Canoeing. Key Porter Books, 1984.
McGuffin, Gary & Joanie;  Paddle your own Canoe. An illustrated guide to the Art of Canoeing. Boston Mills Press Book, 1999.
Moores, Ted;  Canoecraft, An illustrated guide to fine woodstrip construction.  Firefly Books 2001

Additional Course Outline Information

Academic integrity

All forms of cheating and dishonest practice are taken seriously and penalties will result. Students should refer to General Course and Examination Regulation J: Dishonest Practice and Breach of Instructions.

Assessment and grading system

Grading Scale
Grade    GPA Value        Marks
A+              9            90 – 100
A                8            85 – 89.99
A-               7            80 – 84.99
B+              6            75 – 79.99
B                5            70 – 74.99
B-               4            65 – 69.99
C+              3            60 – 64.99
C                2            55 – 59.99
C-               1            50 – 54.99
D                0            40 – 49.99
E               -1             0 – 39.99

A pass is 50 marks and over.


Due to the carefully planned learning progressions within courses and the workshop type nature of most on-campus classes, all on-campus students are expected to attend all sessions. Distance students should watch recorded sessions, and interact with other material provided by their lecturer shortly after it is made available through LEARN or other methods. This will ensure that you do not miss vital information which will allow you to make sense of the course content. If you are going to miss on-campus classes you are expected to email the course lecturer, catch up on missed work through classmates, view recordings,  readings and other supplementary material provided.  In special cases, the course lecturer may provide additional support for you.

Attendance is both expected and required. Attendance is required on the expedition.


Students will be asked to complete course evaluations, and will have the opportunity to provide feedback during their courses. Surveys are conducted electronically and are confidential. The College of Education, Health and Human Development will conduct regular graduate surveys.

Grade moderation

All course assessments in the Bachelor of Sport Coaching are internally moderated.  A sample of your work may be used as part of this moderation process. Regular examiners meetings monitor the distribution of final grades in courses and adjustments are made if necessary to ensure reasonable consistency and comparability of course grades.

Late submission of work

An assessment is late if it is handed in after the due date, without a formal extension.  If an assessment is submitted after the due date, 5% will be deducted from the final grade for every day the assessment is late.  No assessments will be accepted after a period of 3 days after the due date, unless an extension has been granted.


The Award regulations for the Bachelor of Sport Coaching can be found within the UC Calendar.  The UC calendar is available online at:
The specific Award regulations for the degree can be found at: http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/regulations/award/bspc_regs.shtml
The College of Education Health and Human Development assessment guidelines, which contain specific information regarding the College grading scale, late work, extensions, submission of work, reconsideration of grades, Special Consideration procedures, academic integrity, and moderation of assessment can be found at:
The specific assessment details for each course, including assessment dates, can be found on the Courses, Subjects and Qualifications website: http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/courses

Other specific requirements

All written assessment tasks and presentations must be referenced according to APA convention. (Information relating to APA referencing can be obtained from both the Central and Education Libraries.) Most assignments must be submitted online. Online submission requires students to formally acknowledge that what they are submitting is their own work. Hardcopy submissions must be accompanied by a completed cover sheet (available from the course lecturer).

Requests for extensions

Students who cannot complete assessments by the due date should discuss their situation with the course lecturer  Where circumstances are known in advance, the student should discuss these with the course lecturer at least one week days prior to the assessment due date. In circumstances where this is not appropriate, the student should discuss their situation with the course lecturer as soon as possible.


To pass this course you are required to gain an overall average grade of C- (50%) or better across all assessments. No resubmissions are available for this course.

Special Consideration

Students wishing to apply for Special Consideration should refer to this link for further information: http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/exams/special-consideration.shtml

Partial Exemption from Assessment

If you are wishing to apply for partial exemption from assessment in a course (e.g. if you are repeating a course and you have have previously passed one or more assessments from within the course, and do not wish to write this assessment again) you may apply for this using the form: Application for Partial Exemption from Assessment

Where to submit and collect work

Electronic  Submission via LEARN (all on campus and distance students)
All students must submit their assessment via the online assessment system in the Learn (Moodle) class site, on or before the due date.  All submitted assessment work will be screened by the software Turnitin, to check for plagiarism.  There is opportunity for students to submit a draft report to monitor levels of plagiarism prior to the final submission for marking.

It is the responsibility of the students to check their Internet access and ability to submit their work via the online system.  Any technical difficulties should be notified well in advance of the due date so that assistance can be provided or alternative arrangements can be negotiated. If you require assistance, please email ictservicedesk@canterbury.ac.nz, or phone 03 369 5000.

Hard Copy Submission for On-Campus Students
Where your course lecturer requires a hardcopy submission, on campus students’ assignments are to be submitted with a cover sheet to the Sport & Physical Education  office, (behind the Rec Centre) by 5.00pm, or by the time directed by the course lecturer, on or before the due date. Please use the drop box placed at the entrance to School office. Distance students will receive specific instructions from their course lecturer. Marked assignments will be returned directly from the lecturer.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $761.00

International fee $3,188.00

* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.

Minimum enrolments

This course will not be offered if fewer than 20 people apply to enrol.

For further information see School of Health Sciences.

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