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Opportunities for Participation (3). Lower 6 th AS level Phys Ed. Objectives for today:. Look at the 3 types of Outdoor activities and be able to distinguish between the three.

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opportunities for participation 3

Opportunities for Participation (3)

Lower 6th AS level Phys Ed.

objectives for today
Objectives for today:
  • Look at the 3 types of Outdoor activities and be able to distinguish between the three.
  • To be able to distinguish the elements of risk, to distinguish between perceived and actual risk and to relate them to OAA.
  • To look at the key words – Risk, Natural Environment, Challenge, escapism, experience.
  • High adrenaline/motivation – “Touching the Void”
  • London Marathon case study.
  • Look at page 129 in textbook
  • Discuss in groups of 4.
  • What did you find? Did the findings provoke any thoughts? Were there similarities/differences?
  • Ask 1 of group to present for 2 mins.
objectives of or
Objectives of OR
  • Engaging with, learning about & enjoying natural environment – key here is NATURAL ENVIRONMENT.
  • Being involved in active leisure, phys exe & a lifetime sport
  • Extending an individual’s experiences beyond their everyday life or environment
  • Becoming involved in adventure activities
  • Escaping from day-to-day life (where have we heard this before??)
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  • Experiencing fear, excitement & exhilaration – element of risk.
  • Developing self-reliance – What is it?
  • Developing self-knowledge – What is it?
  • Experiencing the problems & satisfaction of leadership and decision making
  • Development of team work and trusting others
  • Accepting the trust of others
outdoor ed
Outdoor Ed.
  • Not just school; cubs, scouts, YHA, Boys Brigade, etc
  • Opportunities for those who less advantaged, activities well out of their reach
  • Schools & organisations started to see benefit in later 20th Century – activity Centres
  • Normally take place outside
  • Frequently have adventurous component
  • Generally involve Phys act
  • Always respect natural environment
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  • Arisen due to budget constraints in maintaining outdoor ed/adven programmes
  • Uses local facilities: parks, canals, indoor climbing, playing fields, etc
  • No need for travel
  • Not just opportunity for children – development of activities in own right (free walking/parkour) paintballing, adventure playgrounds.
  • Urban
all as sports
All as Sports
  • Outdoor Activities taken on competitive form: skiing, sledging, climbing, diving, mountain biking, etc
  • All have NGB’s, competitions from local – international, talent identification
  • -ve = sporting format takes away essential element of activity – overcome personal goals, tasks, environment
  • Rules & guidelines cancel out the risk elements and freedom of participation.
concept outdoor rec act ad
  • Aims/Benefits = Same as Phys ed and or Phys rec
  • Benefits liked to NATURAL ENVIRONMENT =
  • Challenge
  • Adventure
  • Sense of freedom
  • Handling risk
  • Leadership and response to leadership
  • Decision making
  • Appreciation of natural environment
  • Trust
  • Self reliance
  • Sens of danger / adreneline rush
  • Cross curricular links
risk distinction between or and oaa lies in the concept of challenge or risk
RISK – Distinction between OR and OAA lies in the concept of challenge or risk


Perceived RiskReal/Actual Risk

Pedominantly under the control of Events over which participant

Participant has no controll.

e.g. By correct use of equipment e.g Avalanche, flash flood

Predictable/ Unpredictable/Objective Danger

subjective Danger

Beginers Experts

look at pages 130 131 in book
  • Read selected paragraph
  • Draw into notes
  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gy8-tcAQeSc
  • No RISK NO FUN??? DISCUSS......
for next lesson
For next lesson…
  • Q. “Schools have a duty of care towards their pupils and it is not acceptable to offer adventure activities within the curriculum due to extra risk that children would be exposed to.” – one page in total, one paragraph supporting the statement and arguments for it, 2nd para is argument against. Final para to conclude with your own opinion (for/against)
  • Research “SPORT” – categories, characteristics, objectives, problems, reasons for participation, external influences on sport