Outdoor learning: Personal and Social Capability

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Personal and Social Capability

Outdoor learning is a key contributor to the development of personal and social capability for all students. Working collaboratively with others in outdoor learning activities develops students' personal and social skills as well as an appreciation of their own strengths and abilities and those of their peers. Students develop a range of interpersonal skills such as communication, negotiation, teamwork and leadership, and an appreciation of diverse perspectives.

Learning in the outdoors gives students opportunities to explore their own identities and develop an understanding of factors that influence and shape who they are. Students learn how to recognise, understand, validate and respond appropriately to their own emotions, strengths and values.

They develop the knowledge, understanding and skills to set and monitor goals, effectively manage their time, and prioritise tasks and responsibilities.

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