A ship in harbour is safe, but that is not what ships are built for: an overview of outdoor studies at St Martin's College

Prince, Heather, Campbell, Liz and Lemmey, Richard (2006) A ship in harbour is safe, but that is not what ships are built for: an overview of outdoor studies at St Martin's College. In: Humberstone, Barbara and Brown, Heather, (eds.) Shaping the outdoor profession through higher education: creative diversity in outdoor studies courses in higher education in the UK. Institute for Outdoor Learning, Carlisle, UK, pp. 23-32.

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Abstract

Sea-going vessels come in all shapes and sizes with different hulls and rigging. Different people view them through different eyes. The vessel that is Outdoor Studies at St Martinʼs College is one of those well-loved craft of indeterminate class that has been so constantly trimmed and re-fitted, it isnʼt the vessel it was. However it handles well in most conditions and the crews pass through happily enough. The keel was laid over thirty years ago by Colin Mortlock, and was designed for small crews and high performance, an Advanced Certificate in Adventure Education. She sailed far and wide and the crews weathered well, sailing demanding courses under a strong navigator. The strengths of this approach were soon recognised and offers came to add a new dimension to Initial Teacher Training at Charlotte Mason College, developing in student teachers those characteristics that constitute a well-rounded crewmember.

Item Type: Book Section
Publisher: Institute for Outdoor Learning
ISBN: 9781898555117
Departments: Faculty of Health and Science > Medical and Sports Sciences > Sports and Physical Activity > Sport
Depositing User: Insight Administrator
Date Deposited: 28 Feb 2013 12:49
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2017 07:02
URI: http://insight.cumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/568

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