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RESEARCH:

Surf Education Review of Program First Yearly Report

UNIVERSITY OR ORGANISATION: Surf Lifesaving New Zealand, University of Auckland

 

SUBJECT: Aquatic Education, Competence and Swimming
TYPE: Survey
DATE: 2016


Surf Life Saving New Zealand (SLSNZ) delivers Surf Education programmes to school students to develop their surf safety awareness and understanding, and thus reduce their risk of drowning or injury. Surf Education is delivered by surf lifeguards through two different models: Beach Education, a full day programme at the beach with theory and practical components, and Surf to School, a condensed classroom-based programme with optional pool session. The programmes provide a unique learning opportunity and teach children how to enjoy the coastal environment safely, in the context of their local beach or at their school. However, there has been little systematic evaluation of the programmes to determine whether they are delivering the learning outcomes with maximum impact and efficiency. This project therefore seeks to identify the most effective and efficient method of delivery to achieve Surf Education learning outcomes, and validate this by benchmarking it against existing programmes.

 

COUNTRY

New Zealand

AUTHORS

Allan Mundy

Kevin Moran

JOURNAL / PUBLICATION

N/A

RESPONDENTS

Hamilton schools (that have not partaken in any beach education)

186 respondents

ACTIVITY

Surfing

Surfing lessons

Surf education

ENVIRONMENT

Ocean

AGE

5-14

6-15

Children

GENDER

N/A

ETHNICITY

N/A

 

 
 

 

 

 

We are leading the development of customised insights that help explain New Zealand’s drowning problem, and shape interventions for safe play across our waterways.
For information contact the Head of Data, Research and Insights on wsnz@watersafety.org.nz

 
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