OverviewThis resource covers content written specifically for students studying the Year 12 ATAR Outdoor Education Course, in accordance with School Curriculum and Standards Authority guidelines. The content is written in student-friendly language to assist understanding of more complex theories and models that underpin Outdoor Education at this level. The resource presents a range of activities in which students learn to analyse their own and others skills. Reflective activities provide opportunities to work independently or in groups, inviting students to synthesise and consider new ideas, skills and technologies that may be applied in the outdoors. Critical thinking is developed as students are challenged to use their leadership skills in a range of contexts related to participants and their safety within the environment. The book is packed with activities, information, illustration and photos. It is comprehensive, informative and easy to read. Students learn about themselves through being in situations that require planning, judgement, decision making, values, leadership and teamwork, followed by time for reflection. The book can be used independently by students or as a basis for classroom study; and the course content provides opportunity to establish a discipline in which students develop progressive skills of responsibility and self-regulation, to take on challenges in an increasingly complex environment.