OUTDOOR EDUCATION 22F - Full Year

OED22F
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Miss J. Rutherford

Outdoor Education introduces students to our unique natural environment and develops an appreciation and respect for the outdoors. Outdoor Education students will develop skills in self-management, group support and teamwork, accepting challenges and making informed decisions using sound judgement. There is a focus on preparing the students to be independent and informed users of the outdoors.

Coursework based in practical contexts includes: camping, tramping, trip planning, assessing weather, navigation, safety management, outdoor first aid, mountain biking, snow skills, environmental sustainability, ropes challenges and adventure-based learning and rock climbing. This includes a significant number of trips during school time. Students are expected to manage the workload and commitments to make themselves available for practical assessment opportunities.

Assessment
Students will aim to complete a programme of assessment that includes a combination of the standards outlined. Students with previous experience, passion and skill in outdoor education may attempt a larger number of standards. The assessment programme is a mixture of Achievement and Unit Standards and all of the standards are internally assessed.

Future Possibilities
This course will develop an awareness and knowledge of outdoor environments, which may lead to further study in a range of outdoor professions including Adventure Tourism, Outdoor instruction, Eco-Tourism, Conservation and Environmental Education.


Pathway

OUTDOOR EDUCATION 32F - Full Year

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

The Course Contribution is approximately $450 for the full course, including a $50 basic course materials contribution. Trips tied to assessment include Tramping and camping (2 trips totaling 4 days out of school in Term One); Mountain Biking (3-day trip, Term Two); Outdoor First Aid (2 days, Term Two); Adventure ropes course (2 days Term Three); Snow trip (2 days Term Three) and rock climbing (1 day, Term Four). Additional trips will be conducted within class times.

Note
Students may need to provide some of their own equipment for aspects of this course including basic outdoor clothing and equipment – raincoat (waterproof and preferably breathable), thermal base layer clothing, synthetic or wool insulation layer clothing, sturdy footwear, sleeping bag and mountain bike.


Recommended Prior Learning

Reasonable attainment of Level 1 NCEA credits is recommended with Outdoor Education 12F an advantage but not essential.


Credit Information
Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91333 v2 Physical Education 2.7 - Analyse the application of risk management strategies to a challenging outdoor activity
2
I
3
Y
A.S. 91330 v3 Physical Education 2.4 - Perform a physical activity in an applied setting
2
I
4
A.S. 90813 v3 Education for Sustainability 2.3 - Demonstrate understanding of how different personal values have implications for a sustainable future
2
I
3
Y
U.S. 20159 v2 Gather and apply weather information to an outdoor recreation activity
2
I
2
U.S. 20138 v1 Select, set up and maintain a mountain or cycle touring bike
2
I
3
U.S. 20137 v1 Mountain bike on easy to intermediate terrain
1
I
1
U.S. 18132 v2 Demonstrate basic movement skills and the use of ice axe and crampons
2
I
3
U.S. 473 v6 Demonstrate personal and social development through participation in a high ropes course programme
2
I
3
U.S. 470 v5 Demonstrate personal and social development through participation in a low ropes course programme
2
I
3
U.S. 457 v6 Mountain bike on intermediate to expert terrain
2
I
2
U.S. 444 v7 Demonstrate basic rock climbing movement
2
I
1
U.S. 431 v6 Navigate in good visibility on land
2
I
3
U.S. 426 v6 Experience camping
2
I
3
U.S. 425 v6 Experience day tramps
2
I
3
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 37 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 37 credits.