Run by School of Human and Behavioural Sciences
20.000 Credits or 10.000 ECTS Credits
Semester 1 & 2
Organiser: Dr Jamie Macdonald
Overall aims and purpose
Adventure Tourism is growing exponentially worldwide and can represent many kinds of activities and experiences but generally have a degree of challenge and perceived or actual risk. This module explores the science behind adventure to develop a critical understanding of this growing market.
Students will gain insights into the origins and innovations of the sector and the development of adventure in an urban environment. Scientific topics will cover the physical and psychological effects of adventurous activities and the economic opportunities within the larger travel and health and wellbeing sectors.
By the end of this module students will be able to: LO1: Describe the Adventure Tourism market on a global and at a local level
LO4 Construct a theoretical Tourism Experience that identifies a specific physical or psychological benefit.
LO2: Select current and future adventure tourism opportunities in a specific urban or rural location.
LO3: Appraise the potential benefit and risks of adventurous activities
|Adventure tourism market audit||0.00|
|Adventure tourism experience: ideas||25.00|
|Adventure tourism experience: business case||75.00|
Teaching and Learning Strategy
- Literacy - Proficiency in reading and writing through a variety of media
- Numeracy - Proficiency in using numbers at appropriate levels of accuracy
- Computer Literacy - Proficiency in using a varied range of computer software
- Self-Management - Able to work unsupervised in an efficient, punctual and structured manner. To examine the outcomes of tasks and events, and judge levels of quality and importance
- Exploring - Able to investigate, research and consider alternatives
- Information retrieval - Able to access different and multiple sources of information
- Inter-personal - Able to question, actively listen, examine given answers and interact sensitevely with others
- Critical analysis & Problem Solving - Able to deconstruct and analyse problems or complex situations. To find solutions to problems through analyses and exploration of all possibilities using appropriate methods, rescources and creativity.
- Safety-Consciousness - Having an awareness of your immediate environment, and confidence in adhering to health and safety regulations
- Presentation - Able to clearly present information and explanations to an audience. Through the written or oral mode of communication accurately and concisely.
- Teamwork - Able to constructively cooperate with others on a common task, and/or be part of a day-to-day working team
- Management - Able to utilise, coordinate and control resources (human, physical and/or financial)
- Argument - Able to put forward, debate and justify an opinion or a course of action, with an individual or in a wider group setting