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Learning outcomes

What do your students need to learn?

Gathering and analysing a range of information about the learning needs of your students in outdoor situations will help you to identify the knowledge, skills, and attitudes that they need to develop in their class programmes. Possible learning outcomes that relate to the learning experiences in this book are listed below.

You could draw on these outcomes to set goals with your students and to provide them with feedback about their progress. The focus learning outcomes for each key concept are identified in bold print, and assessment opportunities have been identified for them.

Applying knowledge and understanding about safety in the outdoors.

Students will

Level

Strand

AO

identify safe practices and risk-management strategies for use in the school and local environment 3 A 3
demonstrate how working in differing outdoor environments influences the selection, use, and care of clothing, food, and equipment 3 B 3
use new skills to manage safety in an outdoor activity 4 B 2
take individual and collective responsibility for safety in outdoor situations 4 D 3&4
access and use information to guide appropriate actions in emergencies in the outdoors 4 A 3
participate in a one-day tramp and describe how knowledge of emergency procedures can help keep them safe 3 D 3
investigate basic risk-management strategies that can be required during a range of outdoor activities 3 A 3
describe how discrimination can result when people hold diverse points of view 3 C 2
act responsibly to support a range of differences and abilities 4 C 2
access and use information about food hygiene to make safe choices when preparing food in the outdoors 4 A 3
use safe food-handling techniques to make a range of bread-based products with low-risk fillings for an economical shared lunch at an outdoor event 4 A 3
investigate and use safe practices when cooking in the outdoors 4 A 3
access and use information about food safety when choosing and packing nutritious food for the outdoors 4 A 3
investigate technological developments that enable those participating in outdoor activities to access high-energy emergency food supplies 4 B 3
identify safe practices and basic risk-management strategies that enable them to take responsibility for their own safety during an emergency in the outdoors 3 A 3

Developing personal skills in the outdoors.

Students will:

Level

Strand

AO

describe how sharing feelings about being in the outdoors and working with a group to develop strategies to manage negative feelings can contribute to a person's sense of self-worth 3 A 4
identify how local recreational activities can contribute to health care and physical fitness in their community 3 D 1
demonstrate willingness to accept challenges and learn new skills in outdoor activities 4 B 2
identify the pressures that can influence people's interactions with others when involved in challenging experiences 4 C 3
demonstrate willingness to learn new skills while taking part in a variety of outdoor activities 4 B 2
access a range of information about outdoor recreation, participate in adventure activities, and describe how these activities contribute to a person's well-being 4 D 2
draw up and promote guidelines for the use and care of the school grounds and the local environment 3 D 3
identify the characteristics of a good team member and the effects of changes in roles and relationships on team effectiveness 4 C 1
identify ways that learning the protocol and practices associated with harakeke can contribute to personal well-being 3 A 1
describe and demonstrate co-operation and communication skills that enable them to contribute appropriately to a group problem-solving activity 4 C 3
maintain regular, enjoyable activities in the outdoors and describe ways that these contribute to their personal well-being 3 A 2
identify pressures that can influence them when working with a group and demonstrate appropriate ways of managing negative pressures 3 C 3
describe and demonstrate a range of skills and processes that enable them to interact appropriately with others when making decisions in groups 3 C 3
identify how situations in the outdoors can influence people's roles and responsibilities within a group and describe appropriate solutions to problems 4 C 1
access and use information about food safety and nutrition to make appropriate choices about food and fluids for use when involved in specific outdoor activities 4 A 3
identify the effects that changes in leadership can have on a group during a challenging experience 4 C 1

Taking positive action, individually or collectively, in the outdoors

Students will:

Level

Strand

AO

devise creative ways to have fun, experience challenges, and build their skills in the outdoors 4 B 2
learn skills associated with outdoor games traditional to cultural groups represented within their school 4 B 4
describe and demonstrate how to communicate and interact appropriately with people from differing cultures when participating in a celebration of the outdoors 4 C 3
take part in a celebration of the outdoors and describe how the event enhances their understanding of the values and practices of the school community 3 D 2
demonstrate commitment and courage in meeting a personal challenge 4 B 2
plan and implement an outdoor community challenge to enhance the well-being of the school community 3 D 2
demonstrate and describe a range of interpersonal skills that help them to work together to plan and execute an outdoor community challenge 4 C 3
describe how appreciating a range of cultural beliefs about environmental practices can contribute to a person's sense of self-worth 3 A 4
specify people's collective and individual responsibilities for protecting the local environment 4 D 3&4
take collective action to develop strategies to rectify a mistake or enhance an aspect of the outdoor environment 4 D 3&4
investigate and evaluate features of the school environment that could adversely affect aspects of people's well-being and take action to improve these features 4 D 3&4
identify ways in which safety in outdoor situations can depend on people being able to trust each other and take responsibility for their own safety and well-being and that of others 4 C 1
investigate and prepare safe, nutritious food for sharing at a communal event in the outdoors 4 A 3
describe how participation in a communal event enhances the well-being of those involved 3 D 2
plan and implement a programme to enhance recreational opportunities for their school community 3 D 4

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