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Place-Based Fatality Prevention in Action


Morse, M and Bester, L and Morse, P and Mangelsdorf, A, Place-Based Fatality Prevention in Action, Outdoor Environmental Education in Higher Education: International Perspectives, Springer Cham, G Thomas, J Dyment and H Prince (ed), Switzerland, pp. 309-319. ISBN 9783030759797 (2022) [Research Book Chapter]

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DOI: doi:10.1007/978-3-030-75980-3


Through this chapter we reflect on enacting a fatality prevention approach to safety management in outdoor environmental education. Fatality prevention rethinks a key understanding of safety in many contexts by asserting that where there exists the possibility of a fatality in an outdoor education program, however remote, that the magnitude of this consequence is so great that the (un)likelihood can never outweigh the priority that must be attributed to preventing that fatality. Such an approach shifts the focus of safety from limiting accidents, to holding fatality prevention at the centre of all decision-making. We describe our experience of enacting fatality prevention under three key ideas that guide our practice (1) determination to enact fatality prevention, (2) understanding previous fatality incidents, and (3) environment and place-based knowledge.

Item Details

Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:fatality prevention, safety management, place-based knowledge, risk management, case-based learning
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Curriculum and pedagogy
Research Field:Curriculum and pedagogy theory and development
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Teaching and curriculum
Objective Field:Pedagogy
UTAS Author:Morse, M (Dr Marcus Morse)
ID Code:155307
Year Published:2022
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2023-02-10
Last Modified:2023-03-10

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