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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.
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 Canterbury3. Deliver a pedagogically informed, safe rock climbing experience. 4. Critically analyse controversial issues in rock climbing
Students must attend one activity from each section.
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.
Maximum enrolment is 20
For further information see
School of Health Sciences.