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LEED1031 Leadership and Teams

10 creditsClass Size: 26

Module manager: Sam Lee

Taught: Semester 2 (Jan to Jun) View Timetable

Year running 2021/22

Pre-requisite qualifications


Module replaces

PHED 1002 – Leadership & Teams

This module is approved as a discovery module

This module is approved as a skills discovery module

Module summary

This module is designed to enable students to develop their knowledge and understanding of teams and how different styles of leadership affect the experience and outcomes through participating in a variety of outdoor adventurous activities and team building games. Students will have the opportunity to lead and to observe others in leadership positions.Designated a Special Skills module, this module is open to students on all degree programmes. Information about the full portfolio of LEED discovery modules can be found at


Students will gain the knowledge of leadership styles and team-working in adventurous outdoor activities and be able to relate this to future goals.

Learning outcomes
On completion of the module, students should be able to:
1. Explain the role and practices of a competent group leader;
2. Describe the individual responsibilities of participation in adventure sports;
3. Demonstrate an ability to participate safely in various adventurous activities;
4. Evaluate historical and current leadership theories such as Belbin’s Team Roles, Lewin’s Leadership Styles and others;
5. Reflect on the process of learning and relate to future goals and professional contexts.

Skills outcomes
By taking this module students will develop skills in and understanding of: -
- Teams and team role;
- Leadership styles;
- Outdoor activities.


The outline syllabus for this module is;
- Leadership Styles and Theories;
- Outdoor Leadership;
- Problem solving;
- Communication and team working skills;
- Personal Leading Opportunities;
- Reflective Writing.

Teaching methods

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Private study hours61.00
Total Contact hours39.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)100.00

Private study

Preparation and analysis of practicals & fieldwork (15 hrs);
Evaluation & reflection including completing a weekly reflective log (25 hrs);
Group Presentation (15 hrs).

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Attendance at lectures and practical sessions.
Registers of attendance at practical classes and lectures will be kept, with absences followed up by the module manager.
Tutorials available throughout the module by appointment.
Direct feedback from participation in Practicals and Residential.

Methods of assessment

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Group Project1,000 words30.00
Reflective log2,000 words70.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 06/07/2021 10:21:12


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