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Outdoor & Environmental Studies Revision and Exam Preparation 02
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  • The Outdoor & Environmental Studies Exam Preparation Kit 2. Updated to include 2012 & 2013 Looking back can help prepare the way forward. Questions of the past … being asked to “describe” Created by John Pahlow 1
  • Assessment Reports for Examinations +  Examination Reports  Examination specifications and sample examination (PDF - 287KB, March 2012) Created by John Pahlow 2
  • Some implications from past exams 2006-2011, 2012, 2013  Questions include  Identify  Explain  Describe  Evaluate  Outline  Assess  Recommend  Justify  Compare  Analyse  Disacuss Students need to ensure that they read the question stem carefully. Created by John Pahlow 3
  • Some implications from past exams 2001-2013…  Questions used …. Therefore……  Describe used 103 times  Identify used 62 times  Explain used 50 times  Evaluate used 38 times  Outline used 33 times Created by John Pahlow 4  Questions used …. Therefore……  Assess used 14 times  Recommend used 3 times  Justify used 2 times  Compare used 10 times  In 2012/2013  Analyse used 4 times  Discuss 1 time
  • Past exams and reports 2006-2013 Year Past Exams Papers Exam Assessment Reports 2013 Exam (pdf - 207.61kb) Exam (pdf - 263.05kb) 2012 Exam (pdf - 63.95kb) Exam (pdf - 270.98kb) 2011 Exam (PDF - 266KB) Exam (PDF - 125KB) 2010 Exam (PDF - 135KB) Exam (PDF - 72KB) 2009 Exam (PDF - 190KB) Exam (PDF - 66KB) 2008 Exam (PDF - 126KB) Exam (PDF - 63KB) 2007 Exam (PDF - 146KB) Exam (PDF - 115KB) 2006 Exam (PDF - 106KB) Exam (PDF - 145KB) Created by John Pahlow 5
  • Some examples of questions from past exams 2001-2013 using the question stem ”describe” Describe the conflict and name the two key groups that were involved Describe the foundation of this environmental movement Describe one method that was used by each group named in part a. to influence decision-making processes in this conflict Describe how each of the indicators identified in part a. could be used to determine the health of any outdoor environment Describe two potential impacts of your chosen threat on an individual or group that would affect their use of a specific outdoor environment Describe the role of the Victorian Environmental Assessment Council in resolving conflicts. Describe the purpose of the Act or convention Describe how this Act or convention promotes the management and sustainability of an outdoor environment that you have visited or studied this year. Describe the purpose of the selected management strategy or policy Describe how the action that you have given in part a. could be applied Created by John Pahlow 6
  • Some examples of questions from past exams 2001-2013 using the question stem ”describe” Describe the three key characteristics that led to the development of Australia’s unique flora and fauna before human Settlement Describe this community’s relationship with its outdoor environment prior to European settlement Describe how this community’s relationship with the outdoor environment has changed since European colonisation. Describe and evaluate an action that you or the community could undertake to improve the health of the outdoor environments of the Melbourne region Name an outdoor environment that you have studied and describe two other indicators that could be used to determine its health. Name and describe a method that each group has used to influence decisions made about the use of this outdoor environment. Describe a process that has been used, or could be used, to resolve this conflict. Describe how this management strategy or policy assists in the maintenance and sustainability of the outdoor environment. Describe how this characteristic shaped Australian outdoor environments before human habitation Created by John Pahlow 7
  • Some examples of questions from past exams 2001-2013 using the question stem ”describe” Describe three minimum impact strategies you should use. Describe two forms of impact that may have occurred Describe two influences (other than mass media) on patterns Describe two management strategies that could be used in these parks Describe two other recreational activities that would be consistent with the Describe one process that would be appropriate for resolving the conflict Describe a possible conflict between the two types of recreational users Describe two contemporary images of the Australian outdoor environment Describe two different management strategies that could be introduced to minimise Describe two influences that may have increased visitor numbers Describe two processes which would be appropriate for government to use Describe an action that could minimise impact Describe strategies or policies that could be implemented to minimise Describe strategies that this group could use Describe a process that could be used to make a decision Created by John Pahlow 8
  • Some examples of questions from past exams 2001-2013 using the question stem ”describe” Created by John Pahlow 9 Describe two approaches to management of Pristine Valley that would reduce Describe how each of the following people would be likely to …. Describe a policy or management approach designed to achieve ecologically sustainable Describe an image of an environment you have studied this year. Describe another decision-making process used. Describe a process other than legislation that has been or could Describe the biodiversity of the Australian Describe how these changes in technology in this activity have affected Describe and analyse one view of the natural environments portrayed in Describe one example of how the commercialisation of outdoor experiences shapes ….. Describe the impact of an increase in risk-taking activities on Describe two actions that individuals could take in the future to Describe an action that land managers could take in the future Describe the issues underlying one of its campaigns. Describe a method that this movement has used to promote …….
  • Some examples of questions from past exams 2001-2013 using the question stem ”describe” Created by John Pahlow 10 Describe two reasons it is important for society to maintain environments Describe a pattern of interaction over time in this activity. Describe two interactions that Indigenous people have had …… Describe another current management strategy that is employed by land managers Describe the impact of each of these interactions on the contemporary view… Describe two methods that the users you have identified could Describe how your participation in this recreational activity affected your relationship Describe three reasons why it is important for human society….. Describe two methods this environmental movement has used to influence decisions Describe a strategy for minimal environmental impact that you have practised Describe and evaluate a management strategy that an authority has used Describe two other examples of contemporary views of the Australian environment Describe two interactions that Indigenous Australians had with this environment before Describe two interactions that the first non-indigenous settlers had with Describe two interactions that humans have with this environment now.
  • Some examples of questions from past exams 2001-2013 using the question stem ”describe” Created by John Pahlow 11 Describe three other measures that could be used to assess the Describe how this area is, or might be, used for recreation, Describe how participation in this activity has changed as a result Describe how this outdoor experience shaped your view of the natural Describe two other possible contemporary views of this natural environment. 1. Describe how the commercialisation of this area will impact on the Describe three ways of assessing the biodiversity of ……. Describe two actions that the government could take to help maintain Describe how interactions and human relationships with this environment have changed
  • Some general advice  Top 10 Exam Preparation Tips - JCU  Exam Preparation & Strategies - HSC Online  Studying & Exam Tips, Study Tips - Victoria - Youth Central  VCE Outdoor and Environmental Studies Exam ... - Whitefriars Created by John Pahlow 12