“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” Benjamin Franklin

GENERAL CAPABILITIES TOURS

LITERACY, NUMERACY, INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY (ICT) CAPABILITY, CRITICAL AND CREATIVE THINKING, PERSONAL AND SOCIAL CAPABILITY, ETHICAL UNDERSTANDING, INTERCULTURAL UNDERSTANDING

Latitude Group Travel custom designs tours to include the General Capabilities where appropriate. Our expertise enables us to develop or identify specific, curriculum-linked, experiential learning activities to engage your students in active learning.  While we are generally focussing on a specific subject or subjects, the natural outcomes can be include improving the skills, knowledge and qualities of the General Capabilities.

ALMOST ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE!

There are endless tour options that we can offer.  We work in consultation with you to carefully craft the ultimate customised tour.  Your tour is designed around any of your chosen subject/s and specific General Capabilities can also be included.  We are able to combine one or some of these in the inclusion of experiential learning activities that engage your students in the learning process.  Please see more under Combining subjects on the one tour

SAFETY IS OUR PRIORITY

Safe and secure travel is paramount for us. Between our Managing Director and CEO alone, we have over 35 + years travel experience, in particular in worldwide, educational, student, group travel.

COMBINING SUBJECTS AND GENERAL CAPABILITIES ON THE ONE TOUR

Just as our expertise allows us to organise your tour so that several subject groups can travel together successfully, we can do the same for the General Capabilities combined with a subject focus. Naturally, some of the General Capabilities are included on some tours as a matter of course, but those that are not can have specific experiential learning activities included that focus solely on the development of these skills, qualities and knowledge.

Unconditional support every step of the way

At Latitude Group Travel, we’re here to make your travel experience enjoyable and stress free. We simplify the group travel process for you by taking care of all the details, leaving nothing to chance. From the moment you start planning your trip, we are with you every step of the way. Your experience is delivered in one seamless process and all the planning, preparation, logistics and hard work is done for you. With our knowledgeable tour directors by your side and our whole team behind you, you will have an extraordinary, safe, easy and rewarding travel experience – without any of the hassle!

GENERAL CAPABILITIES ACTIVITIES

Our itineraries allow your group to take in iconic sights, combined with as many classes, workshops, themed guided tours and curriculum-linked, experiential learning activities as you wish. We ensure that academic and practical endeavours are age and experience appropriate. Our knowledge of the curriculum and the General Capabilities within it, plus our consultative process, ensures that we understand the learning outcomes required.  You only have to choose what your focuses will be to have the ideal tour designed for you and your group.

Example experiential learning activities:

LITERACY

  • This is an automatic focus of all our tours as there is much information to read, absorb and understand, as well as the need to be able to effectively handle the experiential learning activities, of which some will include written materials.  We also provide written projects on some tours
  • Our English Literature tours, of course, have a strong emphasis on literacy

NUMERACY

  • Numeracy is a focus of our STEM and MATHEMATICS tours.
  • It is also a part of all our international tours, as students will need to understand and be able to convert currency
  • Our Economics, Accounting, Business Studies and all similar tours will require numeracy as an underpinning skill and the activities in these tours will only improve this capability

INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY (ICT) CAPABILITY

  • On most of our tours there will be some use of ICT capabilities, through the use of project apps provided by Latitude Group Travel, use of their phones if calling home, wifi to connect to their ipads and other similar applications
  • Our STEM tours can and do focus a great deal on this capability
  • Our History tours often require ordering of primary source documents
  • Our Geography tours require the use of technology and exposure to it during visits, tours and when conducting fieldwork
  • Our Economics, Accounting, Business Studies and all similar tours will usually require some ability with ICT as a learning tool

CRITICAL AND CREATIVE THINKING

  • All our experiential learning activities have some, or a great deal of focus on critical and creative thinking.  We encourage students to think, question and take themselves outside their comfort zones to really engage in the learning that is being offered
  • Critical thinking is fundamental to getting the most out of the activities, but to really engage with those running the activities and with the activities themselves, creative thinking will take them much further.  The activity leaders will all push the students to use these capabilities as much as the students can

PERSONAL AND SOCIAL CAPABILITY

  • Being on tour with a group of students that don’t know each other well encourages each individual to develop their personal and social capability.
  • If the school combines year levels or sometimes subjects, this will develop as a matter of course
  • Where a student is keeping to themselves, the inclusive experiential learning activities will require them to interact with others in their group

ETHICAL UNDERSTANDING

  • Ethical understanding can take on multiple forms and can be about race, religion, skin colour or simply just a sense of fairness and justice.  In all tours, students must understand how to behave and how best to interact with other students, teachers and chaperones, the tour director, guides and experiential learning activity leaders, not to mention interacting with the local people.
  • If learning about religious beliefs or local customs, politics or governments, it is encumbent upon the student to learn about what feels right and wrong to them, yet to learn to respect how other societies conduct themselves (for the most part)
  • Ethical understanding will, no doubt, be guided by the chaperones, teachers, tour directors and guides while the students are on tour. Discussions encouraged and questions answered while away will assist in this, while a post tour review may help embed positive ethical understanding by questioning some of what was seen, experienced and learned about another culture

INTERCULTURAL UNDERSTANDING

  • Any international tour, or an Australian domestic tour with a focus on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, automatically requires students to develop intercultural understanding, or they may miss one of the major points of travelling
  • While on these tours, the subject focus may be History or Languages  – or even Performing Arts, but it must include intercultural understanding, because our experiential learning activities require the students to engage with their activity leader and, often with the local culture as well
  • By living, eating and using local transport in the tour country, students must interact with the locals, requiring them to think about how they do so.
  • A language barrier will require them to try to make themselves understood – and then they can imagine what that must be like for someone in Australia who doesn’t speak English
  • Learning about the local daily life, religious beliefs, history and more in the tour country ideally infuses the student with a more general understanding of the culture in which they are immersed.  Every tour should encourage this, whatever the subject and we try to do so in our itineraries

OPEN THEIR EYES TO A WORLD OF POSSIBILITY

We’re committed to helping teachers and their students bring your curriculum to life, by creating memorable and unique experiences.

While the focus of your tour will most likely be a subject or group of subjects, or something from the Cross Curricular Priorities that you have chosen, we invite you to let us know if you would like to include any of the General Capabilities.   Naturally, on tour, some of these are included as a matter of course, but we can develop or identify specific experiential learning activities for any of the capabilities you may wish to focus on.

GENERAL CAPABILITIES
Australian Curriculum Senior Secondary Subjects
State Curricula Senior Secondary Subjects
IB Curriculum DP
Australian Curriculum F-10 subjects
States Curricula F-10 subjects
IB Curriculum MYP
Australian Curriculum Senior Secondary Subjects
  • Literacy
  • Numeracy
  • Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Capability
  • Critical and Creative Thinking
  • Personal and Social Capability
  • Ethical Understanding
  • Intercultural Understanding
State Curricula Senior Secondary Subjects
  • Civics and citizenship
  • Difference and diversity
  • Work and enterprise.
Australian Curriculum F-10 subjects
  • Literacy
  • Numeracy
  • Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Capability
  • Critical and Creative Thinking
  • Personal and Social Capability
  • Ethical Understanding
  • Intercultural Understanding

INTERESTED IN INCLUDING ANY OF THE GENERAL CAPABILITIES IN YOUR SUBJECT FOCUSED TOUR?

Contact us to discuss your unique requirements.

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