Previous studies in outdoor education is preferred. A general like of the outdoors and natural environment with a moderate to high personal level of fitness.
Nil. Semester of Stage 1 Outdoor Ed is desirable.
Literacy, Numeracy, ICT, Personal and Social, Ethical Understanding, Critical Creative Thinking, Intercultural Understanding.
At Stage 2 students continue their development in the areas of practical ability, ecology and biodiversity, human impacts and management, risk evaluation and safety management and trip planning. Culminating with students using these skills to organise, undertake and review a self-reliant camping experience.
Students as part of this course will need to undertake 3 extended stay camping programs that utilise weekend time and a series of training days that utilise the Tuesday and Thursday afternoon flexible delivery time.
Term 1 – Surfing (3 days) – Middleton
Term 2 – Cycle Touring 5 days – Flinders Ranges
Term 3 – Self Reliant – Students Choice
Assessment Type 1:
About Natural Environments (20%) Students will investigate environmental conservation and park management of natural environments.
Assessment Type 2:
Experiences in Natural Environment (50%) Students engage in two self-reliant expeditions. One must be a human powered journey (bushwalking/ cycle touring). Assessment is folio evidence including a journal and report.
Assessment Type 3:
External Assessment – connections with Natural Environments (30%) Maximum 2000 words or 10 minute oral or multimodal presentation.
Assessment Type 4:
Investigation: Based on study of an environmental issue or experience that is related to the group practical or individual practical, or to student’s experiences of outdoor activities.