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Key concepts

To apply knowledge and understanding about safety in the context of the outdoors, students need opportunities to:

Outdoor education and body care and physical safety

  • identify safe and unsafe practices;
  • assess risk, make informed decisions, and take appropriate actions to stay safe;

Mental health

  • develop trust in themselves and in other people;
  • develop sensitivity towards others and show them respect by acknowledging individual differences and the right of every person to be accepted;

Food and nutrition

  • prepare, store, and transport food safely and hygienically;
  • become advocates for safe food choices.

To develop personal skills in the context of the outdoors, students need opportunities to participate in activities that:

Outdoor education

  • take place in safe outdoor environments and foster enjoyment and success;
  • involve them in assessing opportunities to pursue outdoor activities;
  • help them to develop self-management skills;

Mental health

  • build confidence by encouraging self-awareness, self-appraisal, and self-advocacy;
  • encourage them to use basic assertiveness techniques to give and receive feedback, to address discrimination, and to resolve conflict;
  • involve examining the effects of peer pressure, both negative and positive;
  • help them to express their own feelings and to listen and respond to others;

Food and nutrition

  • involve preparing foods that are culturally, socially, and economically acceptable in outdoor situations;

To take positive action, individually or collectively, in the context of the outdoors, students need opportunities to:

Outdoor education and body care and physical safety

  • consider the social and cultural factors that influence personal and group involvement in group activities;
  • analyse the attitudes and values that affect their participation in outdoor activities;
  • decide on appropriate actions and reflect on their actions (in order to make informed decisions on future actions that will protect and enhance the environment);

Mental health

  • solve problems, make decisions, and practise mediation and negotiation;

Food and nutrition

  • examine factors that influence food choices, preparation of food, and eating patterns;
  • consider how these factors influence their own and others' well-being;
  • select and prepare food that is appropriate to the outdoors.

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