Unaccompanied Activities in Outdoor Education -When Can they be Justified?

Unaccompanied Activities in Outdoor Education -When Can they be Justified?

Traditionally, unaccompanied activities have been a common part of outdoor education programmes, often justified by pedagogical reasons.

This paper argues that such activities can pose significant risks and the removal of supervision is not justified by pedagogical, legal or moral reasons. Distinctions are drawn between education and recreation participation and examples of acceptable practice are provided.

Download File
  • Document Name: UnaccompaniedActivities_Davidson_NZJOE_2005
  • Author: Grant Davidson, Sir Edmond Hillary Outdoor Pursuits Centre
  • File size: 105.65 KB
  • Number of pages: 10
  • Filetype: pdf
  • Education Resources:
  • Last modified: July 21, 2015