Week two - Leadership and facilitation in outdoor education expeditions

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  • Week two - Leadership and facilitation in outdoor education expeditions

    1. 1. LeadershipLeadership && FacilitationFacilitation FacilitationFacilitation FacilitationFacilitation OEEDU 6002 Expeditioning - Week 2
    2. 2. What makes a good outdoor leader?
    3. 3. • In two groups, come up with the key competencies of outdoor leaders
    4. 4. A competent leader is a combination of: skill, attitude, knowledge, behaviour, confidence and experience.
    5. 5. Remember these? •Autocratic: •Democratic: •Abdicratic:
    6. 6. Remember these? •Autocratic: telling / selling •Democratic: •Abdicratic:
    7. 7. Remember these? •Autocratic: telling / selling •Democratic: testing or consulting •Abdicratic:
    8. 8. Remember these? •Autocratic: telling / selling •Democratic: testing or consulting •Abdicratic: joining or delegating
    9. 9. Evolution of facilitation 1. Experience speaks for itself: learning and doing 2. Speaking for the experience-learning by telling 3. Debriefing the experience-learning through reflection 4. Directly frontloading the experience-direction with reflection 5. Framing the experience-reinforcement with reflection 6. Indirectly frontloading the experience-redirection before reflection
    10. 10. How have we framed or front loaded the expedition?
    11. 11. Framing the expedition • Self-development • Leadership • Community development • Environmental / connections with nature
    12. 12. Educational goals • Self goals - group goals for expedition. - Identify fears, concerns. - Rank them over time Identify everyone’s physical, psychological, emotional strength at the start.Community focus: e.g. Food: group cooking / community establishment
    13. 13. Educational goals •Leadership - Move towards abdicratic style when possible • i.e. leader is part of the group - Use of questions to probe issues which eventuate.
    14. 14. Educational goals •Community focus -Food: group cooking / community establishment
    15. 15. Educational goals •Human / Nature relationships - solo experiences and reflection within journal - nightly reflections
    16. 16. Research topicResearch topic
    17. 17. Research topic • Choose one aspect of the alpine environment to research. • Devise a creative method of delivering the information to the rest of the group. • The session is to be delivered during the expedition.
    18. 18. Research topic • Some possible topics are; - ecological history, early European/indigenous history, flora/fauna, geology, introduced species, history of the Alpine National Park. • Facilitate the transference of knowledge gained to the group members on leadership day.
    19. 19. The route • Which day will you lead? - create a route card for the whole day • Catering - which meal on which day? - who is to provide? - dehydrator - keep it moving around the group • Research topic - what will you choose?

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