Lect 6 - vels, vce and vet 2013

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Where does Outdoor Environmental Education sit within the Victorian curriculum?

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Lect 6 - vels, vce and vet 2013

  1. 1. OEEDU5001 Concepts in Outdoor Education Week five Outdoor Education in the curriculum – the three ‘V’s
  2. 2. OE in schooling - in 5 ways1. Extra curricula = clubs, adventure based, enviro)2. As a camping program (yr levels, sequential? Co-curricula?)3. As a residential experience in one of many OEE centres (ROSA , Alpine School, Private school campuses.)4. As a subject (VCE OEES, Vet Outdoor Rec, Yr 9 elective)5. (within other subject excursions)
  3. 3. OE changes as you move through schooling
  4. 4. In junior schooling OE = process?Appropriate for the lack of learningengagement in middle school.Vic Essential Learning Standardsapply.
  5. 5. Year 11 and 12 curriculumOutdoor Environmental Studies (VCE)and,Outdoor Recreation (Vocationaleducation and training, VET in VCE).
  6. 6. OE in schooling – a new future?National curriculum within HPE.State government policy?Outdoors Victoria.
  7. 7. OE in schooling – a new future?BUT what does OE offer?Why put more into the curriculum?What’s missing or needed?
  8. 8. Outdoor Education in SchoolingWhat outcomes are potentiallyunique and therefore worthy?
  9. 9. The move to a national curriculum (F-10)
  10. 10. The Australian Curriculum: Health and Physical Education• Pilot program implemented in 2014• Selected schools
  11. 11. HPE National CurriculumTwo interrelated strands:•Personal, social andcommunity health•Movement and physicalactivity.
  12. 12. Strands Personal, social and Movement and physical activity community healthKey • Being healthy, safe and • Moving our bodyIdeas active • Understanding movement • Communicating and • Learning through movement interacting for health and wellbeing • Contributing to healthy and active communitiesContexts • Alcohol and drugs • Active play and minor gamesfor • Food and nutrition • Challenge and adventure activitieslearning • Health benefits of physical • Fundamental movement skills activity • Games and sports • Mental health and wellbeing • Health-related physical activities • Relationships and sexuality • Rhythmic and expressive • Safety movement
  13. 13. Room for OEE?
  14. 14. Outdoor Education in the national curriculum1. Providing direct personal contact with nature (the outdoors) - in ways that promote enjoyment of outdoor activity and nature and enables the benefits to personal health and well being.
  15. 15. Outdoor Education in the national curriculum1. Providing direct personal contact with nature (the outdoors)2. Developing competence and safety management in the Australian outdoors - for all Australians, and being especially relevant for those in urban settings or born overseas.
  16. 16. Outdoor Education in the national curriculum1. Providing direct personal contact with nature (the outdoors)2. Developing competence and safety management in the Australian outdoors3. Enabling socially critical perspectives on human to nature relationships - through the provision of alternate lived outdoor experiences that assist students to reflect back upon less healthy aspects of their everyday living.
  17. 17. One thing you can do for OE in the national curriculum• To secure your job for the future?• Give feedback to ACARA

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