REC167 Leadership and Communication (8)

Leadership can come from any person in a group or team. This subject introduces the learner to the theory and application of communication, group work and leadership within the context of recreation and recreation management. You will be expected to utilise this theory to explore and analyse your own and others' leadership and group skills. You are encouraged to develop your own philosophy and approach to leadership through reflective processes and practices. It provides foundation knowledge which will be developed in further recreation and planning studies. The subject has no residential school for distance students. On completion student will have the ability to effectively lead a group in a range of supervisory or outdoor recreation contexts.

Availability

Session 1 (30)
On Campus
Albury-Wodonga Campus
Port Macquarie Campus
Online
Albury-Wodonga Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: REC167. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System

HD/FL

Duration

One session

School

School of Environmental Sciences

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • have a broad understanding of range of outdoor recreation concepts and principles
  • have a broad understanding of range of leadership concepts and principles
  • have a broad understanding of some of the key principles and concepts underlying group dynamics, group behaviour and effective teamwork
  • have the ability to effectively lead a group in a range of supervisory or outdoor recreation contexts

Syllabus

This subject will cover the following topics:

1. Leadership and facilitation
2. Group dynamics
3. Communication
4. Conflict resolution
5. Diversity in groups and society
6. Legal aspects of leadership
7. Philosophy of leadership
8. Organisational leadership
9. Impact of outdoor recreation

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of REC167 in Session 1 2019. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).

Item Number
Title
Value %
1
Online test 1
10
2
Online test 2
10
3
Safety talk
15
4
Application of leadership theory
30
5
Online test 3
10
6
Teaching activity
15
7
Online test 4
10

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: July 2020. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.

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