Exploration of mountain leaders and the use of student autonomy in their practice with adults. What, why, how and concerns with the concept.

KEMP, LUKE (2020) Exploration of mountain leaders and the use of student autonomy in their practice with adults. What, why, how and concerns with the concept. Masters dissertation, University of Cumbria. Item availability may be restricted.

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Abstract

Outdoor learning is a complicated field and autonomous student experiences (student autonomy) are just one approach that can be taken in delivery. This approach looks to develop people by having an experience with little or no leader presence. Advantages to this approach and its benefits to the people taking part is well researched. A view from the leader’s perspective is less documented. This research has looked to explore what, why, how and concerns with the use of student autonomy from the leader’s perspective in summer hill walking. The study used narrative inquiry to analyse previous experiences from summer mountain leaders, through the use of story. Leaders have used student autonomy in their practice and the concept is well understood. The reasons for using it are clear but only one supervisory approach was used from a pool of many. There were concerns with risk, planning and correct supervision were two ways to reduce this to an acceptable level. The findings show some emerging themes, which are vital for the leader to
consider including; risk, planning, the complexities of teaching and learning and barriers to learning. There are limitations to this study and recommendations for further research are given.

Item Type: Thesis/Dissertation (Masters)
Departments: Departments > Science, Natural Resources and Outdoor Studies > Outdoor Studies
Depositing User: Heather Prince
Date Deposited: 30 Mar 2021 08:31
Last Modified: 05 Jul 2021 20:02
URI: https://insight.cumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/6018

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