Outdoor Education

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In Outdoor Education students gain an understanding of ecology, environmental sustainability, cultural perspectives, and physical and emotional health through participating in outdoor activities.

About the subject

Students learn to develop and apply risk and safety management skills and responsibility for themselves and other members of a group. Students reflect on environmental practices related to outdoor activities.

Course content

10-credit subject

The 10-credit subject consists of the following three topics:

  • Environmental Studies
  • Planning and Management Practices
  • Outdoor Journeys.

20-credit subject

The 20-credit subject consists of the following six topics:

  • Environmental Studies
  • Planning and Management Practices
  • Outdoor Journeys
  • Sustainable Environmental Practices
  • Leadership and Planning
  • Self-reliant Expedition.

Assessment

10-credit subject

In the 10-credit subject,students demonstrate evidence of their learning through the following assessment types:

School-based AssessmentWeighting
Folio30%
Group Practical20%
External Assessment 
Investigation30%

20-credit subject

In the 20-credit subject students demonstrate evidence of their learning through the following assessment types:

School-based AssessmentWeighting
Folio20%
Group Practical30%
Individual Practical20%
External Assessment 
Investigation30%

Information on the External Assessment - Investigation

The investigation is a piece of writing of a maximum of 1000 words for the 10-credit subject, and 2000 words or two reports, each a maximum of 1000 words, for the 20-credit subject. Students study a particular environmental issue related to an outdoor journey; a self-reliant expedition, or their own experience.

The investigation is double graded, firstly by the student’s teacher and secondly by an external assessor appointed by the SACE Board. The teacher and the external assessor make a decision about the quality of the investigation with reference to the performance standards.

Performance Standards

The Outdoor Education Subject Outline includes performance standards, which describe five levels of achievement that are reported with the grades A to E at the student’s completion of the subject.

The school-based assessments and the external assessment will be graded with reference to the performance standard

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