ASHS Coursebook: 3OUT (Level 3 Outdoor Education)

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13/03/2017
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What is this course about?

 
What is Outdoor Education?
At the heart of outdoor education is adventure. Adventure activities foster students' personal and social development through experiences involving co-operation, trust, problem solving, decision making, goal setting, communication, leadership, resilience and critical reflection. These skills are transferable and will enhance learning occuring in other specialist subjects as well as assisting students to strive and survive in a 21 st century world. Students will also be encouraged to become active, safe and skilled in the outdoors, and to protect and care for the environment. A part of this course will also involve students participating in a conservation project within the local community.


It should be noted that this course will involve a number of days out in the practical environment. Students must be aware that some of the camps and assessments may take place after school and in weekends.

This is a practical based subject with a theory component. In Outdoor Education we are using achievement standards from the Physical Education Domain. So this makes Outdoor Education a University Approved subject.

What standards can I enter?

Summary of standards: 
NCEA Level: Standard Number: Name of standard: Domain & Version Number: Credits: Numeracy /Literacy
Assessment

Assessment Dates

Reassessment offered?

3
91501
Perform a physical activity to nationally developed performance standards
Physical Education

V2

4

L

        

Internal
27 March

No Reassessment

3
21414
Plan and run a recreation activity
Recreation & Sport

V3

4
N
Internal
7 July

No Reassessment

3
91504
Analyse issues in safety management for outdoor activity to devise safety management strategies
Physical Education

V2

3
L
Internal
7 April

No Reassessment

3
91505
Examine contemporary leadership principles applied in physical activity contexts
Physical Education

V2

4
L Internal
7 July

No Reassessment

3
91498 Evaluate physical activity experiences to devise strategies for lifelong well-being Physical Education

V2

4
N

L

Internal

No Reassessment




Total available credits:   19



Vocational Pathways Vocational Pathways provide a framework for students to show how their learning and achievement is valued in the workplace by aligning learning to the skills needed for industry.

Follow this link to see the profile for this course.

University Entrance Literacy & Numeracy Information

The coded letters under Assessment have the following meanings:

N - L1 and UE numeracy

L - L1 literacy

R - UE reading literacy

W - UE writing literacy

Do I have to do all the standards in the course?

  • YES. You will be entered for all standards in the course and are expected to give your best effort in all of them. The only exceptions will where an individual learning plan is approved by the specialist subject leader after consultation with your parents, tutor and student services.
  • This will only be approved where students have attempted the external topics and find them too difficult, in which case alternative internal standards may be included in their curriculum where able.
  • Students and parents must ensure that the individualised learning plan will still meet the entry requirements for tertiary study.





== What will I learn?
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Rock climbing:
You will learn how to belay others, complete safety checks, identify hazards and manage risks as well as learning climbing techniques. Practical climbing sessions will take place at Birkenhead Leisure Centre with an afternoon also spent climbing outdoors at the quarry in Mt Eden. There will be a camp at Wharepapa South during Term 1 to assess your rock climbing skills.

Trip Planning:
You will have the opportunity to plan, run and reflect on a Outdoor Education Camp. You will be learning about contemporary leaderships styles and have the opportunity to apply these in outdoor activities within your camp.

Multi Day Tramping :

You will have the opportunity to complete one of New Zealand's Great Walks. You will be involved in the planning and preparation of this event and will further develop your learning about bush safety and tramping and camping.

Assessment and NZQA Information

  • There are no reassessment opportunities so make sure that you are well prepared.
  • There is a process for appeals on internal grades. All work submitted for achievement or unit standards must be your own. If you miss an assessment for any reason you must fill in a Missed assessment form, (available at Reception) or http://intranet.ashs.school.nz/mod/book/view.php?id=312&chapterid=87

Scholarship opportunities

Unfortunately scholarship is not offered in Outdoor Education at present.

Frequently asked questions:

Do I need special equipment/gear for this course?

It is recommended that you have your own set of thermal tops and bottoms and water proof pants and jacket.

Can I do both Level 3 Physical Education and Outdoor Education?

Yes!! However please note that since Outdoor Education is using achievement standards from Physical Education you will only be able to use one of these subjects towards University Entrance.

Is Outdoor Education a University Approved Subject?

Yes as we use 15 NCEA credits from Physical Education

Do I have to pay for this course?

The cost of the course is $350 for the full year. This is all inclusive and will cover the expenses associated with trips and camps such as transport, accommodation,instructors fees and equipment etc.