The promotion of learning through adventure centred experiences.
Involves travel in unusual, exotic, remote, or wilderness destinations. Travelers are highly engaged in involvement with activities that include perceived (and possibly actual) risk, and potentially requiring specialized skills and physical exertion.
Centre based experience
An outdoor activity which is managed around a central site or facility. The activity generally runs for a part day (but may also be longer - eg a multi-day camp) and uses the unique setting and/or resources of the site.
Community health focuses on work within defined communities to maintain and improve the health and wellbeing of all people through collective action.
The idea of using the Earth's resources but in a sustainable manner. This means using renewable resources at a rate which ensures they are able to self-replenish.
Dimensions of health
These are the variables that influence an individual‘s level of overall health. The variables, frequently referred to as dimensions, are physical, social, emotional, mental and spiritual.
The ability to recognise, understand and effectively manage emotions and use this knowledge when thinking, feeling and acting.
Ecologically sustainable practice
Relates to the capacity to meet the needs of the present generation, without hindering future generations from being able to meet their needs. This means using our natural resources wisely in the short-term so that these resources continue to be available in the long-term.
Journey based experience
Refer to travel based experiences which range from base camp supported short overnight trips right through to fully independent multi-day expeditions. Journeys can be supported (e.g. cycle touring with vehicles carrying gear and provisions) or fully independent, where participants carry all their gear and food for the duration of the experience (such as bushwalking in wilderness areas).
A person‘s cognitive and thinking processes, the capacity to think coherently, express thoughts and feelings and respond constructively to situations.
Is a code of practice for users of natural areas designed to maintain the ecological and intrinsic values (ie. scenic amenity, cultural heritage and water catchment) of natural settings for outdoor recreation. In Australia, one of the few comprehensive MI education initiatives was the “Minimal Impact Bushwalking” (MIB) campaign developed in Tasmania.
The phenomena of the physical world collectively, including plants, animals, the landscape, and other features and products of the earth, as opposed to humans or human creations.
Experiential learning in, for, or about the outdoors. The term 'outdoor education', however, is used broadly to refer to a range of organized activities that take place in a variety of ways in predominantly outdoor environments. Common definitions of outdoor education are difficult to achieve because interpretations vary according to culture, philosophy, and local conditions.Outdoor Learning Purposeful and planned experience in the outdoors. Outdoor Learning is a broad contemporary term that includes discovery, experimentation, learning about and connecting to the natural world, and engaging in challenge and adventure activities. Outdoor Learning helps people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities reflect and learn about themselves, each other and their environment. Outdoor Learning programs sometimes involve residential or journey wilderness-based experiences involving adventurous challenges and outdoor activities.
Physical activity in outdoors or natural settings, which provides opportunities to connect individually, in small groups or as a community to the outdoor environment.
Physical activity is the process of moving the body that results in energy expenditure. Physical activity is a broad term that includes playing sport, fitness activities, exercise, activities such as dance, yoga, tai chi, everyday activities such as walking to work, household chores, gardening and many forms of active recreation.
Physical fitness is considered a measure of the body‘s ability to function efficiently, effectively and without injury in work and leisure activities, to pursue recreational activities and to cope with emergency situations. It is commonly conceptualised as being made up of: health-related components (such as cardiovascular fitness, flexibility, muscular endurance, and strength) and skill-relate.
Recreation is activity that people enjoy participating in during their free time and is recognised as having socially redeeming values. Active recreation requires physical exertion.
The capacity to deal constructively with change or challenge, allowing the person to maintain or re-establish their social and emotional wellbeing in the face of difficult events. It involves thoughts, feelings and actions.
Sense of self
Sense of self refers to an individual's perception of their own identity and how they perceive their place in the world in relation to a range of personal characteristics and cultural norms and expectations.
Social health applies to both societies and individuals. The social health of a society is defined by how well the society affords every citizen the opportunity to access the goods and services critical to functioning as a contributing member of society. Social health is also concerned with how individuals interact with the people around them, social institutions and social values and norms.
A positive sense of belonging, meaning and purpose in life. It includes values and beliefs that influence the way people live.
A person or group who has an interest in or investment in an event, proposal or action and who is impacted by and cares about the management/decisions and/or outcomes.
- expresses a personal opinion supported with details, examples, facts, and evidence. Support may take the form of personal experience and/or evidence from valid sources.
- identifies and analyses key elements and ideas, evaluates arguments, issues and draws reasoned and rational conclusions and suggestions
- defined in the Australian Curriculum as the strategic use of 'two or more communication modes' to make meaning, for example image, gesture, music, spoken language, and written language. This may include use of ICT to research, generate or manage the presentation of material.
- focus is on key ideas or issues and reflection on how they relate to the learners own experiences, attitudes or observations. May also involve discussion of interpretations by others and projection of how ideas could be applied or misunderstood.
- reflects on at least two positions or viewpoints on an issue, concept or event. Examines and considers areas of both alignment and differences before drawing conclusions.
- uses ICT as the primary tool to create and deliver content. May also be part or fully utilised to form a multimodal response.
Wellbeing relates to a sense of satisfaction and happiness, effective social functioning and the dispositions of optimism, openness, curiosity and resilience.