This subject introduces students to adventure and activity tourism as a significant sector of the leisure and tourism industries. Key issues relating to the historical development of tourism, the rise of adventure tourism, communication, motivation, adventure destinations and environments and ethical issues are examined to develop a contextual understanding of the adventure tourism industry. Throughout the subject, there is a focus on the leadership and group dynamics involved in adventure activities. Experiential learning opportunities are offered during this subject, including several field trips where students apply theories in a practical situation.
|Academic unit:||Bond Business School|
|Subject title:||Adventure Tourism|
Delivery & attendance
|Attendance and learning activities:||Attendance at all class sessions is expected. Students are expected to notify the instructor of any absences with as much advance notice as possible.|
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At Bond University, we carefully develop subject and program outcomes to ensure that student learning in each subject contributes to the whole student experience. Students are encouraged to carefully read and consider subject and program outcomes as combined elements.
Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs)
Program Learning Outcomes provide a broad and measurable set of standards that incorporate a range of knowledge and skills that will be achieved on completion of the program. If you are undertaking this subject as part of a degree program, you should refer to the relevant degree program outcomes and graduate attributes as they relate to this subject.
Subject Learning Outcomes (SLOs)
On successful completion of this subject the learner will be able to:
- Critically evaluate the growth and historical development of tourism and adventure tourism.
- Review and describe the learning and motivational factors associated with participation in adventure tourism activities.
- Appraise the range and diversity of adventure and activity tourism environments, destinations & their unique characteristics.
- Identify and discuss the role of leadership and group/team dynamics involved in adventure activities and apply the knowledge in a class-based environment.
- Analyse the key risk factors, current legislation and ethical factors influencing participation in adventure tourism activities.
|Case Study||A case study on adventure tourism destinations||20%||Week 7||1, 3, 5.|
|Learning Log||Attending, participating and reflecting on adventure activities||40%||Week 11||2, 3, 4, 5.|
|Paper-based Examination (Closed)||Comprehensive Final exam||40%||Final Examination Period||1, 2, 3, 4, 5.|
- * Assessment timing is indicative of the week that the assessment is due or begins (where conducted over multiple weeks), and is based on the standard University academic calendar
- C = Students must reach a level of competency to successfully complete this assessment.
|High Distinction||85-100||Outstanding or exemplary performance in the following areas: interpretative ability; intellectual initiative in response to questions; mastery of the skills required by the subject, general levels of knowledge and analytic ability or clear thinking.|
|Distinction||75-84||Usually awarded to students whose performance goes well beyond the minimum requirements set for tasks required in assessment, and who perform well in most of the above areas.|
|Credit||65-74||Usually awarded to students whose performance is considered to go beyond the minimum requirements for work set for assessment. Assessable work is typically characterised by a strong performance in some of the capacities listed above.|
|Pass||50-64||Usually awarded to students whose performance meets the requirements set for work provided for assessment.|
|Fail||0-49||Usually awarded to students whose performance is not considered to meet the minimum requirements set for particular tasks. The fail grade may be a result of insufficient preparation, of inattention to assignment guidelines or lack of academic ability. A frequent cause of failure is lack of attention to subject or assignment guidelines.|
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Policy on late submission and extensions
A late penalty will be applied to all overdue assessment tasks unless an extension is granted by the subject coordinator. The standard penalty will be 10% of marks awarded to that assessment per day late with no assessment to be accepted seven days after the due date. Where a student is granted an extension, the penalty of 10% per day late starts from the new due date.
Policy on plagiarism
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Feedback on assessment
Feedback on assessment will be provided to students within two weeks of the assessment submission due date, as per the Assessment Policy.
Accessibility and Inclusion Support
If you have a disability, illness, injury or health condition that impacts your capacity to complete studies, exams or assessment tasks, it is important you let us know your special requirements, early in the semester. Students will need to make an application for support and submit it with recent, comprehensive documentation at an appointment with a Disability Officer. Students with a disability are encouraged to contact the Disability Office at the earliest possible time, to meet staff and learn about the services available to meet your specific needs. Please note that late notification or failure to disclose your disability can be to your disadvantage as the University cannot guarantee support under such circumstances.
Additional subject information
There is a small cost element involved in this class to cover the field trips. The cost is approximately $110. The field trips are essential for the successful completion of assessed work. They involve physical activity and students must be able to participate. It is the student’s responsibility to inform the lecturer of anything that may prevent them from attending and participating in the field trips. The vast majority of readings and articles will be provided during class time. As part of the requirements for Business School quality accreditation, the Bond Business School employs an evaluation process to measure and document student assessment as evidence of the extent to which program and subject learning outcomes are achieved. Some examples of student work will be retained for potential research and quality auditing purposes only. Any student work used will be treated confidentially and no student grades will be affected.
Module introduction, team building activities and communication in adventure tourism.
Introduction to tourism and its historical development, the rise in the popularity of adventure tourism and discussions of various examples and cases focusing on a case study of Siberia.
Team building and initiative activities on Bond Campus.
Theoretical development of leadership and team building as they relate to adventure tourism and the student activities from the previous week, followed by a case study focusing on senior executives on an adventure camp.
Indoor rock climbing and team building.
Development of the theoretical applications associated with motivation and learning in an adventure tourism context, focusing on the field trip from the previous week.
High Ropes Course at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary.
Risk and Legislation issues related to participation and provision of the adventure tourism product, focusing on student participation in the previous week’s activity.
Discussion of issues related to wildlife tourism as an adventure product, focusing on several case studies and ethical issues associated with wildlife tourism.