OUTDOOR EDUCATION 32F - Full Year

OED32F
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr P. Washbourn

This course further develops students’ awareness of our environment and extends them to take leadership roles. Students will strengthen skills in self-management, group support and teamwork. The first half of the course focuses on preparing the students to be independent and informed users of the outdoors, developing bushcraft, survival skills and emergency care. In the second half the focus is on leadership, using Adventure Based Learning activities to develop small group leadership and facilitation skills. The work is based in practical contexts including tramping, trip planning, survival skills, river crossing, outdoor emergency care, small group leadership
This includes a significant number of trips during school time. Students are expected to manage the workload and commitments to make themselves available.

Assessment
All assessments are Unit Standards and are internally assessed. An optional standard is being offered involving assisting in facilitation of a low ropes course programme worth an additional 6 credits.

Future Possibilities
Standards from this course contribute towards a National Certificate in Outdoor Recreation. Tertiary pathways include a range of courses at institutions such as Tai Poutini Polytechnic (Greymouth), Ara (Christchurch) and NMIT (Nelson). Some students have participated in the Horizons GAP year programme.


Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Course contributions are approximately $300. This includes a $50 base contribution and contributions to trip costs for 2 3-day tramps, an outdoor emergency care course and the hire of the ropes course.
Note: Students will be expected to provide some of their own equipment for aspects of this course including basic outdoor clothing and equipment: A raincoat (waterproof and preferably breathable), thermal base layer clothing, synthetic or wool insulation layer clothing, sturdy footwear, a sleeping bag and a tramping pack.


Recommended Prior Learning Students should have completed OED22F or passed Level 2 NCEA.
Credit Information
Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
U.S. 27834 v1 Lead an overnight camp for a group
3
I
5
U.S. 26249 v1 Demonstrate bush-walking knowledge and skills
Assessments:
Term: 2, Week: 6
3
I
5
U.S. 24663 v1 Demonstrate leadership while participating in an adventure based learning programme
Assessments:
Term: 3, Week: 8
3
I
3
U.S. 20160 v3 Demonstrate knowledge of weather processes and their effects in New Zealand
3
I
2
U.S. 471 v5 Assist in facilitation of a low ropes course programme for the development of the participants
3
I
6
U.S. 468 v5 Assist in facilitation of an adventure based learning programme for the development of the participants
Assessments:
Term: 4, Week: 2
3
I
6
U.S. 430 v7 Demonstrate bush survival skills
Assessments:
Term: 2, Week: 6
3
I
3
U.S. 427 v7 Cross rivers
Assessments:
Term: 1, Week: 10
3
I
2
U.S. 424 v8 Assess and manage an emergency care situation during an outdoor recreation activity
Assessments:
Term: 2, Week: 6
3
I
5
Total Credits

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