Managing Safety in Outdoor Sector
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Course title in Estonian
Riskijuhtimine rekreatiivses tegevuses
Course title in English
Managing Safety in Outdoor Sector
ECTS credits
approximate amount of contact lessons
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lecturer of 2020/2021  Autumn semester
õppejõud on määramata
lecturer of 2020/2021  Spring semester
lecturer not assigned
Course aims
Create prerequisites to critically think in risk management process and develop basic skills and knowledge for risk management. Support readiness to evaluate dangers and risks in order to provide quality and safe service.
Brief description of the course
Terminology and main principles related to risk management according to their appearance. Nature of risks in different recreational activities. Basic principles of risk management, legal aspects, strategy and technical aspects. Critical thinking and behavior in critical situations. Evaluation and control of risks in selected recreational activities. Formation of risk management plan for selected recreational activity and/or location
Independent work
Individual work with literature. Written report: risk manage net analyses for selected recreational activity and location.
Learning outcomes in the course
By the end of the course, student
*has acquired basic knowledge on main principles, terminology and legal aspects of risk management
*has overview of categories of recreational activities and related risk management aspects
*understands necessity to react on changing environmental conditions and situations
*can define dangers and possible risks, choose suitable tactics to provide safe environment
*is able to name and apply risk management procedural steps
*is aware about need to react efficiently in critical situations and skills to act upon risk management plan
Assessment methods
Evaluation is combined in three parts: indivudal work 40% (incl presentation), practicum 30%, exam 30%
Reeda Tuula
Replacement literature
Miles, J.C., Priest, S. (1999) Adventure Programming. State College: Venture Publishing Inc.
Plummer, R. (2009) Outdoor Recreation: An Introduction. New York: Routledge
Gilbertson, K; Bates, T.; McLaughlin, T.; Ewert, A. (2006) Outdoor Education: Methods and Strategies. Human Kinetics
Prouty, D.; Panicucci, J.; Collinson, R. (2007) Adventure education: Theory and Application. Human Kinetics
Wagstaff, M.; Attarian, A. (2009) Technical skills for adventure programming: a curriculum guide. Human Kinetics
Stremba, B.; Bisson, C.A.(2009) Teaching adventure education theory: best practices. Human Kinetics.