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Outdoor Education Stage 1
Subject outline

Version 1.0
For teaching in 2021.  Accredited in August 2019 for teaching at Stage 1 from 2020.

Stage 1 | Subject outline | Performance standards

Performance standards

Stage 1 performance standards for Outdoor Education can be viewed below. You can also download in Word format [DOC 320KB].

To learn more about what performance standards are, how they are used, and other general information, see performance standards and grades

  Planning  Evaluation and Reflective Practice  Exploration, Understanding, and Analysis 

A

In-depth planning of safe and sustainable outdoor activities and journeys. 

Astute reflective practice of personal experiences and social skills in a natural environment.

Astute evaluation and critically reflective practice of the development and application of practical outdoor skills.

Insightful and thoughtful exploration of the natural environment, considering different perspectives.

Perceptive understanding and critical analysis of environmental systems and/or issues to recognise actions required to enhance sustainability of natural environments. 

B

Mostly in-depth planning of safe and sustainable outdoor activities and journeys. 

Well-considered reflective practice of personal experiences and social skills in a natural environment.

Well-considered evaluation and mostly critically reflective practice of the development and application of practical outdoor skills. 

Mostly insightful and thoughtful exploration of the natural environment, considering different perspectives.

Well-informed understanding and mostly critical analysis of environmental systems and/or issues to recognise actions required to enhance sustainability of natural environments. 

C

Competent planning of safe and sustainable outdoor activities and journeys. 

Considered reflective practice of personal experiences and social skills in a natural environment.

Considered evaluation and reflective practice of the development and application of practical outdoor skills. 

Competent exploration of the natural environment, considering different perspectives.

Informed understanding and considered analysis of environmental systems and/or issues to recognise actions required to enhance sustainability of natural environments. 

D

Some planning of safe and sustainable outdoor activities and journeys. 

Some description of reflective practice of personal experiences and social skills in a natural environment.

Basic reflective practice of the development and application of practical outdoor skills. 

Some exploration of the natural environment, considering different perspectives.

Basic understanding and analysis of some environmental systems and/or issues to recognise actions required to enhance sustainability of natural environments. 

E

Limited planning of some aspects of safe and sustainable outdoor activities and journeys. 

Attempted description of reflective practice of personal experiences and/or social skills in a natural environment.

Attempted description of reflective practice of the development and application of practical outdoor skills. 

Limited exploration of the natural environment, considering one or two perspectives.

Limited understanding and superficial analysis of one or two environmental systems and/or issues to recognise actions required to enhance sustainability of natural environments. 


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