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Su Porter

Senior Lecturer

Adventure Education and Outdoor learning

Institute of Education

01752 636700 Ext:6501

sporter@marjon.ac.uk


Su Porter

Qualifications

  • MEd
  • PGDip
  • BEd Hons


Teaching

Su teaches across BA Outdoor Adventure Education, Education Studies, BEd Physical Education and PGCE Physical Education programmes that include outdoor adventure education and outdoor learning.


Research

  • Professionalism and professionalisation within outdoor and experiential learning.
  • Improving behaviour, attitude and attainment through high quality PE and school sport.
  • Reflexive practice within professional outdoor practitioners.
  • The use of the outdoors to sustain and improve the health and well being of the self, others and the environment.


Publications

Publications:

  • Porter, S. (2017) Environmental awareness through rock climbing: connecting students to their outdoor practice. Atmospheres and Narratives EOE 2017 Plymouth, Book of Abstracts ISBN: 978-0-9955996-4-2
  • Couper, P. & Porter, S. (2016) ‘Environmental awareness’ and rock climbing: changing geographical pedagogies to enhance graduate attributes in an Outdoor Adventure Education degree. Journal of Geography in Higher Education DOI: 10.1080/03098265.2016.1141187.
  • Harris, I., Porter, S., & Brown, H. (2016) Professional Accreditation in UK Outdoor Sector in Humberstone, B., Prince, H. and Henderson, K. (eds) International  Handbook of Outdoor Studies. London: Routledge Press (Handbook series).
  • Porter, S. & Holland, A. (2015) The pedagogy of Go-pro technology in outdoor learning Poster Presentation, University of St <ark and St John Teaching and Learning Conference 2015
  • Brown, H., Harris, I., Porter, S. & Mason, E. (2015) Is working in the outdoors a profession? – and why does it matter? HORIZONS Magazine No 69 Spring 2015 pp 10-11
  • Porter, S. & Ansell, L. (2012) Maps can be challenging. Horizons Issue 60 Winter
  • Leather, M. & Porter, S. 2006 An Outdoor Evolution: Changing names, changing contexts, constant values in Humberstone, B & Brown, H. (eds) Shaping the Outdoor Profession through Higher Education Creative Diversity in Outdoor Education Studies in Higher Education in the UK. Penrith, Institute for Outdoor Learning
  • National PE and School Sport Professional Development Programme – 2004 Modules PR03 and SR02 - Improving behaviour, attitude and attainment through high quality PE and school sport.
  • 1999 Climbing Wall Training and Assessment Document Devon County Council
  • 1992 The British Schools Exploring Society Report ISBN 0521-1573

 

Book Proposal and Book Reviews

  • January 2015 Review of Book Proposal for Routledge, Taylor and Francis Behavior and Group Management in Outdoor Adventure and Experiential Education: Theory, Research, and Practice Authors Ewert, A & Davidson, C.
  • January 2013 Review of Book Proposal for Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group: Adventure Sports Coaching Edited by Matt Berry, Jane Lomax and Chris Hodgson.
  • April 2009 Review of Book Proposal Routledge Books - Adventure Education: An Introduction to Effective Facilitation Editors Chris Hodgson, Matt Berry
  • Adventure Sport Physiology Draper, N. Hodgson, C. 2008 Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor learning
  • Outdoor Leadership; theory and practice B. Martin, C. Cashel, M.Wagstaff and M, Breunig 2006 Champaign, IL, Human Kinetics  in  Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor learning Vol. 8, no. 2, December 2008, pp. 157-162

 

Conference Presentations

  • European Outdoor Education Conference Sept 2018 The pedagogy of technology in outdoor learning
  • European Outdoor Education Conference June 2017 Environmental awareness through rock climbing: connecting students to their outdoor practice
  • University of St Mark and St John Teaching and learning Conference June 2015   The Pedagogy of Go-Pro Technology in Outdoor learning.
  • RGS Annual International Conference 2013    Self-awareness, environmental awareness and rock climbing: using auto-ethnography to enhance graduate attributes in an Outdoor Adventure Education degree.
  • University College of St Mark and St John Teaching and learning Conference 2010 Reading and Interpreting maps when you are Dyslexic


Expert Membership of professional bodies

  • Fellow of Higher Education Academy, FHEA
  • Lead Practitioner with the Institute for Outdoor Learning, IOL
  • Association of Mountain Instructors, AMI


Roles on external bodies

2017 – 2021    External Examiner University of the Highlands and Islands, Outdoor Education, Adventure Sports.


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