Interpretation Skills for Polar Tourism
Deliver/facilitate an interpretive walk or discussion (>10mins)
2.1 Pre-brief the Session
Range: explains any safety issues about the walk or site, reviews/explains and role models minimal impact protocols, speaks clearly at appropriate speed, visitor comfort considered, provides information outlining what the walk/exploration will involve.
2.2 Deliver an Interpretive Discussion
Range: links discussion to a theme, tailor’s information to the specific audience, information is provided in a logical order, encourages use of a variety of senses, provides accurate and relevant information, uses stories and anecdotes, interactive questioning, uses gestures and body language, use of provocative statements.
2.3 Conclude an Interpretive Discussion
Range: offers to find out information when answers are unknown, encourages audience to interact with each other, monitor groups departure or ongoing minimal impacts, ensure conclusion reinforces initial theme and main points.
Interpretation Skills is aimed at all field staff/guides working in polar regions shore-based or on a ship. It is a basic interpretation skills competency that enhances an experience beyond just providing facts that all field staff should have.
Any internationally recognized qualifications that include syllabus components to the level of the Scope or higher. See Cross Credit Matrices.
- Lectures 3
- Quizzes 0
- Duration 50 hours
- Skill level All levels
- Language English
- Students 0
- Assessments Self