Outdoor learning: Intercultural Understanding

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Intercultural Understanding

Outdoor learning can give students opportunities to recognise and respect different ways of thinking about outdoor issues. Students also learn about different individual, group and intergroup participation in learning outdoors. They learn to appreciate that differences in beliefs and perspectives may affect how some people make choices, or how they are able to participate.

Students recognise occasions when tensions between individuals and groups are based on cultural differences, and learn to act in ways that maintain individual and group integrity and that respect the rights of all. They examine stereotypical representations of various social and cultural groups in relation to the outdoors. In doing so, students gain an understanding of how culture shapes personal and social perspectives and interactions. They also gain an understanding of what is valued in the natural environment within their families, social groups and institutions, and within other cultures in the broader community.

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