Outdoor Education 2

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr A. Bryant



Outdoor Education is the study of adventure pursuits, development of inter-personal skills and personal qualities. The course covers a wide range of outdoor activities and the teaching and learning takes place in the outdoor environment. The course covers the following topics:

Swimming/Beach Safety

Surf Kayaking (Eskimo Roll)/ Surfing

Adventure Based Learning

Bushcraft / Camping


Group processes- Adventure games

Mountain Biking / Risk Management

Along with these topics the course has 3 camps which student go on. They are Whangamata Surf Kayak Camp, Kaimai Tramping and Bushcraft Skills Camp and Mountain Bike Camp in the Redwoods. By completing the course students also develop:

Interpersonal Skills

Leadership Skills


Problem Solving Skills

Team Work

Course Overview

Term 1
Kayaking Skills in the pool including Eskimo Roll
Kayak Camp Whangamata
Bushcraft Skills and Theory

Term 2
Bush Craft Camp- Kaimai Ranges
Adventure Based Learning
Social Responsibility

Term 3
Group Processes and Adventure-Games
Risk Management
Mountain Biking Skills
Mountain Biking Camp- Rotorua

Term 4
Course and Assessment Completion

Learning Areas:

Physical Education


Outdoor Education 3

Career Pathways

Ship's Master, Private Teacher/Tutor, Deckhand, Outdoor Recreation Guide/Instructor, Secondary School Teacher, Teacher Aide, Diver, Sports Coach/Official, Early Childhood Teacher, Primary School Teacher

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

This course has a large practical component.
Costs not included:
• Food for camps

Pathway Tags

Outdoor Leader, Work in the Adventure Tourism Sector, Ski / Snow Board instructor, Mountain Bike guide, Outdoor Education Centre work, Outdoor Education teacher, Dive instructor, Navy Diver, Outward Bound instructor, Outdoor Recreation Sector.

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