Drouin Secondary College - Course Selection

11 VCE Outdoor & Environment (11POE1)

The Course

Unit one examines some of the ways in which humans understand and relate to nature through experiences of outdoor environments. The focus is on individuals and their personal responses to and experiences of outdoor environments. Students develop a clear understanding of the range of motivations for interacting with outdoor environments and the factors that affect an individual's access to outdoor experiences and relationships with outdoor environments.

Unit two students study nature's impact on humans, as well as the ecological, social and economic implications of human impact on outdoor environments. Students develop a clear understanding of the impact of technologies and changing human lifestyles on outdoor environments.

Unit 1 Topics

Unit 2 Topics

Learning and Assessment Activities

Unit 1: Surfing and Stand up paddle boarding camp at Inverloch Bushwalking (overnight walk in an alpine region).

Unit 2: Winter Activities Camp through Nayook looking at different activities like snow shoeing, cross-country skiing, downhill boarding or skiing and snow activities.

These units lead to

Units 3 & 4 Outdoor & Environmental Studies

Special considerations

A willingness to participate in camps and excursions, including bushwalking with a pack.

Costs involved

$660 for the year

Materials required

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