OED22F
This course requires 2 options.

OUTDOOR EDUCATION 22F - Full Year

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.


Recommended Prior Learning

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

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

A donation will be requested to defray the costs of overnight camps up to a maximum of $300.00.

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.

Credit Information

Total Credits Available: 30 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 30 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
U.S. 425 v7
NZQA Info
Participate in a day tramp
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 2
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 426 v7
NZQA Info
Participate in an overnight camp
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 2
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 431 v7
NZQA Info
Navigate in good visibility on land
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 444 v8
NZQA Info
Demonstrate basic rock climbing movement
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 1
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 457 v7
NZQA Info
Demonstrate mountain biking skills on grade 2 terrain
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 2
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 470 v6
NZQA Info
Participate in low ropes course activities
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 1
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 473 v7
NZQA Info
Demonstrate safe practices for participation in high ropes course activities
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 1
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 18132 v3
NZQA Info
Demonstrate basic alpine skills on low-angled mountain terrain
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 2
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 20137 v2
NZQA Info
Demonstrate mountain biking on grade 1 terrain
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 2
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 20138 v2
NZQA Info
Set up and undertake basic maintenance of a mountain or cycle touring bike for outdoor recreation
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 2
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 20159 v3
NZQA Info
Demonstrate knowledge of weather information for an outdoor activity
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 2
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 90813 v3
NZQA Info
Education for Sustainability 2.3 - Demonstrate understanding of how different personal values have implications for a sustainable future
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91330 v3
NZQA Info
Physical Education 2.4 - Perform a physical activity in an applied setting
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91333 v2
NZQA Info
Physical Education 2.7 - Analyse the application of risk management strategies to a challenging outdoor activity
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 30
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 6
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Total Numeracy Credits: 0