Level 1 Outdoor Education - The Great NZ Outdoors (OED101)

OED101
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: B. Hibberd

In this course you will learn the basics of outdoor activities, safety, gain and improve their interpersonal skills and be able to participate in a variety of activities. Learning how to be safe and lead groups in the outdoors is a vital part of the course, you will also enhance their leadership skills through practical and theory. Risk Management will be part of the learning to keep themselves and other safe.

We are incredibly lucky to live in a country with so many outdoor adventure experiences on our doorstep, however many of our students don’t get the opportunity to experience these adventures for a variety of reasons. Adventure outdoors is such a huge part of New Zealand culture and something we should all have the opportunity to experience. 

You would be exposed to a wide variety of outdoor activities, including mountain biking, orienteering, rock climbing, kayaking, and tramping, which are all physical activities that require an adequate level of fitness and skill. All activities require the students to be physically active which contributes to the overall well-being of our girls. Not only would tyou have the opportunity to experience fun and exciting activities, you would also be learning valuable skills such as demonstrating interpersonal skills in a group and showing responsible behaviour for safety during outdoor education activities. Participating in these activities would likely spark an interest in outdoor activities and potentially become a hobby for you outside of school. 

Having the opportunity to initially experience the outdoors in a safe, school environment will give you the confidence to continue these activities out of school. The valuable, initial experience will develop knowledge and understanding of the outdoors that can be shared with family and peers.

Outdoor education is growing in NZ, the industry is becoming a focal point and more jobs are becoming available for young people. 



Course Overview

Term 1
US20137 Mountain bike on easy to intermediate terrain. 1 credit
US20141 Complete beginner orienteering courses. 1 credit
US20210 Experience rock climbing. 1 credit
US20818 Demonstrate kayaking skills on sheltered or slow-moving water. 2 credits

Develop and upgrade your skills in a variety of activities.

Term 2
AS90968 Physical Education 1.7 - Demonstrate, and show understanding of, responsible behaviour for safety during outdoor education activities. 3 credits

Using the skills, knowledge and experiences you have gained in Outdoor Education show your understanding of how to stay safe when participating.

Term 3
AS90966 Physical Education 1.5 - Demonstrate interpersonal skills in a group and explain how these skills impact on others. 4 credits
AS 90962 Physical Education 1.1 - Participate actively in a variety of physical activities and explain factors that influence own participation. 5 credits

Communication in a variety of ways is key when in the great outdoors and leading or participating in Outdoor Education, demonstrating these skills is vital to the safety of the activity, learn these skills during your experiences.

Term 4
Complete any outstanding activities or theory work.

Pathway

Level 2 Physical Education - Wahine Toa (PED202), Level 2 Sports and Recreation Development (SPO202)

Outdoor instructor (variety of activities). Leader. Outward Bound. Hillary Edmund Centre. Outdoor Youth instructor. Ski/Snowboard instruction. Tour Guide. Administration. Recreation Assistant. School group leader. Duke of Edinburgh Leader. Outdoor Guide. Adventure Park assistant/manager. Watersports instructor. Tourism worker. Teacher.

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

1 x Ringbinder, 1 x A4 lined refill, 1 x Index dividers (10 tab)
$38 resources and course contributions, some trips included
PE gear


Recommended Prior Learning

Open entry.

An interest in the outdoors.

Enjoy being active.


Credit Information
Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
U.S. 20137 v1 Mountain bike on easy to intermediate terrain
1
I
1
U.S. 20141 v1 Complete beginner orienteering courses
1
I
1
U.S. 20210 v2 Experience rock climbing
1
I
1
U.S. 20818 v1 Demonstrate kayaking skills on sheltered or slow-moving water
1
I
2
A.S. 90962 v3 Physical Education 1.1 - Participate actively in a variety of physical activities and explain factors that influence own participation
1
I
5
A.S. 90966 v3 Physical Education 1.5 - Demonstrate interpersonal skills in a group and explain how these skills impact on others
1
I
4
Y
A.S. 90968 v3 Physical Education 1.7 - Demonstrate, and show understanding of, responsible behaviour for safety during outdoor education activities
1
I
3
Y
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 17 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 17 credits.

Pathway Tags

Outdoor instructor (variety of activities). Leader. Outward Bound. Hillary Edmund Centre. Outdoor Youth instructor. Ski/Snowboard instruction. Tour Guide. Administration. Recreation Assistant. School group leader. Duke of Edinburgh Leader. Outdoor Guide. Adventure Park assistant/manager. Watersports instructor. Tourism worker. Teacher.


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