Development of holistic, entrepreneurial and balanced students has been the focus of Ministry of Higher Education since the introduction of iCGPA. This inspiration can be fulfilled through the advantage of Faculty of Education Outward Bound Centre as a venue for experiential teaching and learning activities. Situated next to UTM University Health Centre, Outward Bound offers a venue for students to tap their undiscovered potentials through experiential learning.

Sports Science students’ Rafting Up during their kayak’s practical session at Outward Bound’s lake.

Activities conducted at the Outward Bound Centre are exemplified by four pillars: physical fitness (building physical and emotional stamina to face challenges), craftsmanship (modelling quality and intention in one’s actions), self-resilience (being resourceful, recognizing and applying personal strengths) and compassion (selflessly engaging in the welfare and dignity of others).

Team working skill in setting up tents is one of the required soft skills that can be applied in everyday life.

In order to survive in today’s competitive world, future graduates need to be exposed and experience activities that can challenge their emotional, cognitive and physical strength.

This aspiration can be achieved by taking part in the activities provided at the Outward Bound Centre. The campsite in the Outward Bound is ready to accommodate more than 150 participants at the same time. Camping amenities, kayaks, air-conditioned hall, obstacle course area and many more are available at the campsite.

In addition, the centre becomes a venue for Faculty of Education’s Sports Science students to experience the concept of “train the trainer”.  Sports Science students have to enrol in Outdoor Education subject in their first semester and upon completion, they will receive a certificate recognised by the Ministry of Youth and Sports Malaysia (KBS).

Train the trainer – Sports Science students’ were taught theoretical and practical inputs in the Outdoor Education.

The certification enables the students to become certified outdoor trainers so that they can conduct and manage activities at the centre.

Due to its location, fully equipped facilities, certified trainers, interesting activities and affordable packages, the centre has received visitors not only from UTM but also students from schools all around Johor.