Outdoor Ed at KSC
Outdoor Education was introduced at KSC
Yr.10 Semester long Elective
VCE Units 1&2 (OES)
Yr. 10 Outdoor Education Elective
Information for Parents and
Outdoor Education aims to develop students’
practical skills, and encourage meaningful
interaction with the outdoor environment through
theory sessions and practical experiences in
various pursuits and natural environments.
This unit aims to provide students with physical,
sensory and intellectual competencies and skills
required for safe, meaningful and recreational
exploration and protection of the outdoors.
Areas of Study
– Minimal impact
– Journey experience
– Safe practices
– Each unit of study contains Theory and Practical components
Work Requirements / Assessment Tasks
– demonstrated skill development and application in the outdoors (safe
planning / participation, etc)
Participation in lessons and excursions
– Trip journal / logbook
Tests (theoretical and practical)
Decide what approach to take…
“Learn about looking after the natural environment
while participating in recreational activities”
What are your personal views / ideas?
What message do you want to send to your
Considerations when planning
What activities / locations for practical trips can be
easily accessed in the local area?
What are you comfortable teaching?
Relevant qualifications / skills
What topics are relevant to the local area?
Current issues / areas of research & investigation
– Ie. Wind farms, high plain grazing, etc…
How many staff do you need?
What qualifications do they need?
Where will the staff come from?
Plan early and lock the dates in to the yearly school
Number of students
Does the class have to be capped at a certain
– Consider safety / logistical requirements & limitations
Follow school protocol
– Medical forms
Sometimes general school medical forms, etc are not
comprehensive enough for Outdoor Ed.
– Permission forms
– Risk management forms