Handbook written by Pat and Brian Mee on behalf of the National Navigation Award Scheme.
The handbook focusses on practical advice for tutoring navigation outdoors. It advocates learning by experience in areas that provide plentiful practice opportunities.
- Principles of tutoring navigation
- Illustrated exercises
- Guidance on tutoring outdoors
- Recommended learning progressions
- Keeping the whole group occupied
- Assessing navigational competence
The book offers support to tutors of NNAS awards. It is of value for teaching navigation for Outdoor Leader Awards and Expedition Awards. It can be used by outdoor centres, the education sector and voluntary leaders.
The authors: Pat and Brian Mee have 40 years' experience of participation and coaching across a range of navigation related activities.
Some comments on Outdoor Navigation"This handbook is to be recommended as a reference for all outdoor leaders who teach navigatioon skills. The innovative and practical approaches suggested should benefit students considerably by providing enjoyable and varied learning experiences."
Steve Long, Technical Officer for Mountain Training UK (and Chair of UIAA Training Panel)"Safety and enjoyment in the outdoors are enhanced by the competent use of map and compass for accurate route finding. The excellent content and ideas within this new NNAS Tutor Handbook provide a valuable resource for teaching these skills."
Derek Allison, Director of Coaching, British Orienteering"This book should provide tutors with the means to make learning to navigate a fun and rewarding experience for both tutor and learner. It has been needed by the industry for many years with little other comprehensive guidance available. It will be of considerable value in the education and voluntary sectors where so many tutors contribute to the learning and enjoyment of our young people in the outdoors. Every mountain leader needs a copy."
Nigel Williams, Head of Training, Glenmore Lodge
Size A4, 60 pages, full colour throughout
Many maps and numerous illustrations
Published by HARVEY