Loves outdoor learning

Loves outdoor learning
Janet, a student from Auston Institute of Management. She is an outdoor adventure facilitator at SAFRA Yishun. She is doing her degree in adventure facilitation and education.

Miss Janet Goh, 23, was pursuing a diploma in Aerospace Engineering when she was first exposed to the world of adventure sports.

"I took up rock-climbing back when I was a polytechnic student. I really loved it," she said.

Little did she know that her newfound passion would turn into a full-fledged career within a few years.

"I spent the last two years conducting adventure programmes and courses in outdoor adventure sports such as rock-climbing and abseiling, and helping to train other adventure facilitators who are new to the job.

"With the encouragement of my boss, I then decided that it was time to pursue my degree."

Miss Goh enrolled at Auston Institute of Management (Auston) to pursue a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Adventure Facilitation and Education, awarded by the University of Chichester, UK. The course lasts 16 months.

Auston is a private educational institution founded in 1996 that offers internationally recognised degrees, preparing students for careers in a wide range of fields.

It is also the only private educational institution here to offer a degree in the field of adventure facilitation and education.

"My degree focuses a lot on education. I learn how to teach people better, according to the individual's learning style," said Miss Goh.

But an emphasis on educating skills doesn't mean that Miss Goh's own educational experience loses out on the adventure factor.

"We learn how to bring adventure into education. For example, in most schools, a lot of emphasis is placed solely on academics."

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