VCE Curriculum and Program Information Form
2. Date of Program:
15 Mile Creek
4. Teacher's Name:
5. Teacher's Email:
6. Teachers Mobile Number:
7. Year Level of Students:
Year 11 & 12
Year 10 & 11
8. VCE Program:
VCE Outdoor & Environmental Studies
VCE VET Outdoor Recreation
VCAL Personal Development Skills
9. Unit Studying:
OES Unit 1 - Go to Question 10
OES Unit 2 - Skip to Question 11
OES Unit 3 - Skip to Question 12
OES Unit 4 - Skip to Question 13
VET Units 1&2 - Skip to Question 14
VET Units 3&4 - Skip to Question 14
VCAL Foundation - Skip to Question 14
VCAL Intermediate - Skip to Question 14
VCAL Senior - Skip to Question 14
10. OES - Unit 1
Use and meanings of relevant terms, including nature, outdoor environments, wilderness etc.
Types of outdoor environments
Motivations for seeking outdoor experiences
Personal responses to nature
Influence of media portrayals on personal responses
Personal responses to risk
Strategies for planning for safe and sustainable interactions
Ways people experience and respond to outdoor environments, Eg. Resource, Recreation, Adventure, Spiritual connection, Study site
Ways of knowing outdoor environments
Factors that affect access to, and kinds of outdoor experiences
Relevant technologies and their effects on outdoor experiences
11. OES - Unit 2
Characteristics of outdoor environments
Recreational users’ understandings of specific outdoor environments
Scientific understandings of specific outdoor environments
Land managers’ understandings of specific outdoor environments
Other understandings of specific outdoor environments, such as artistic, Indigenous, andhistorical.
The impact of conservation, commercial and recreational activities on outdoor environments
Community-based environmental action to promote positive human impacts on outdoorenvironments
Rationales for codes of conduct relating to recreational activities
Impacts of technologies on outdoor environments
The impact on outdoor environments of urbanisation and changing human lifestyles
12. OES - Unit 3
Overview of the Aust environment pre-human habitation
Relationships expressed by specific Indigenous communities before and after European colonisation
Relationships with Australian outdoor environments as influenced by first non-Indigenous settlers’ experiences, increasing population, industrialisation, nation building
Foundation and role of environmental movements
Contemporary societal relationships - conservation, recreation etc.
Factors influencing societal relationships - technologies, commercialisation etc.
13. OES - Unit 4
Understandings and critiques of sustainability and sustainable development
Indicators of healthy natural environments
Contemporary state of environments
Importance of healthy environments for individuals
Potential impact on society and environments of land degradation, climate change etc.
Conflicts of interest - Cattle grazing
Methods used to influence decisions
Decision making processes
Management strategies and policies
Acts or conventions
Actions undertaken to sustain healthy environments
14. If VET or VCAL what specific dot points, outcomes, would you like us to focus on whilst at Bogong?
15. Is there any Learning Activities, SAC's, Journal Questions etc. that your students need to do pre or post their program? If so please attach a copy.
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16. If attending Bogong Campus, which type of program would you prefer?
A. Mon - Arrive 1pm, XC ski prep, Intake, Parks Vic talk. Tues - XC ski day, Campout prep. Weds - XC ski tour and campout. Thurs - Ski tour and return to Bogong, Study night. Fri - Packup and depart at 10am.
B. Mon - Arrive 1pm, XC ski & snowshoe prep, Intake, Parks Vic talk, Campout prep. Tues - Snowshoe to campsite, XC afternoon and campout. Weds - XC ski tour and return to Bogong, Downhill prep. Thurs - Downhill ski day, Study night. Fri - Packup and depart 10am.
C. Mon - Arrive 1pm, XC prep and intake, Parks Vic talk. Tues - XC ski day, Study night. Weds - XC ski day, Downhill prep. Thurs - Downhill ski day, Study night. Fri - Packup and depart 10am.
17. If you have any further preferences or requests for your program please indicate these here.
18. Have your students previously been to Outdoor School?
19. Is there anything else you think might be beneficial for our teaching staff to know prior to your program? Eg. General capacity and experience of students, concerns etc.
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