Outdoor Education

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This course aims to prepare teachers, educational staff, educational management and parents to become aware of the importance and benefits of using Outdoor Education principles and techniques in their work with students. Participants will learn by practicing experiential learning activities in outdoor contexts: in the forest/park, in the city, on the beach, in the village/farm. The course comprises lots of practical activities that help us discover the beauty and value of nature and of the city and ways to design and implement activities with our students and children. Each session is followed by a reflection activity that requires participants to critically evaluate the techniques and discover what is best to use in their own context.

Methodology:

The methodological techniques include:
Team – Building Sessions;
Role – Play
Ice – Breaking and Warm-Up Sessions;
Energizers
Demonstrations
Group Discussions
Debates
Drama techniques
Questioning;
Goal – Setting sessions;
Brainstorming;
Questionnaires
Learning Outcomes
Becoming aware of the principles and benefits of Outdoor Education and experiential learning
Understanding the potential for formal/ informal education of different outdoor settings: forest, beach, city, village
Trying and planning outdoor learning activities in different settings and for different purposes
Using reflection tools as a means to critically evaluate the usefulness of an activity for your own context
Becoming familiarized with different elements with a rich potential for learning: natural elements, vegetation, architectural style, historical facts
Trying practical activities to boost motivation and develop spatial intelligence, relaxation, confidence
Becoming aware of the importance of parental and community involvement in the education of the students
Understanding the importance of risk assessment tools and safety measures for different outdoor settings
Networking with teachers from various European countries
Improvement of language and communication skills
Increased capacity to cooperate on an international level
Follow-up

Trainees will be given soft and hard copies of all lesson materials, which they can present to their colleagues at their own organizations to generate interest in the strategies learnt during the training course. In addition, a mailing list of participants will be created in order to exchange ideas/experiences. Self-evaluation materials will be provided. At the end of the course the participants will fill in a questionnaire in order to get a detailed feedback for the effectiveness of the training event.

Course organiser
ITeach INTERNATIONAL TRAINING AND LEARNING INSTITUTE
Location
SPLIT, Croatia


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