SPCO326-19S2 (C) Semester Two 2019

Rock Climbing Leadership

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 15 July 2019
End Date: Sunday, 10 November 2019
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Friday, 26 July 2019
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 27 September 2019


This course will extend each student's knowledge and understanding of the educational possibilities of top-roped rock climbing in New Zealand. Through the course students will critically analyse the literature relevant to top-roped rock climbing and use this analysis to plan, implement and evaluate a rock climbing experience which incorporates contemporary approaches to outdoor education and is supported by the New Zealand Curriculum. The technical and legal aspects of safety and risk are explored and students develop skills in establishing educational and safe rock climbing experiences. Through field trips to climbing areas in the Port Hills/ Nga Kohatu Whakarekareka o Tamatea Pokai Whenua, students learn about the importance of place to climbers and the significance to Tangata Whenua.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:
1. Critically examine the evidence on learning through rock climbing.  
2. Synthesise research into bicultural and environmental aspects of specific rock outcrops in Canterbury
3. Deliver a pedagogically informed, safe rock climbing experience.    
4. Critically analyse controversial issues in rock climbing



Timetable 2019

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 17:00 - 18:00 Warehouse 140 Sport Science Laboratory 15 Jul - 25 Aug
Workshop A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 15:00 - 17:00 Rec Centre Climbing Wall 15 Jul - 25 Aug
Workshop B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 15:00 - 18:00 Rec Centre Climbing Wall 9 Sep - 20 Oct

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Chris North


Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Programme design 23 Aug 2019 40%
Implementation 29 Sep 2019 40% Due 28-29 September
Evaluation of the implementation 04 Oct 2019 20%

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.

Limited Entry Course

Maximum enrolment is 20

For further information see School of Health Sciences.

All SPCO326 Occurrences

  • SPCO326-19S2 (C) Semester Two 2019