Outdoor Learning training courses
Outdoor Learning is subject-based learning that takes place in a natural environment. To clarify, lessons are pre-planned and have a fixed outcome that is measured against specific learning targets. For example, making 2D shapes in outdoor maths. As opposed, to the child led approach of Forest School. However, while the learning targets of Outdoor Learning may be similar to that of the classroom, the learning experience is different. Above all, learning outdoors improves children’s physical and mental health and consequently their overall well-being.
The course is taught by Toni Rogers. As a result of her experience as a primary school teacher and years of leading Forest School, Toni is an expert at demonstrating simple but effective ways of teaching using natural resources. Furthermore, to enable you to teach outdoors successfully the courses cover topics including- learning and development – managing risk and managing natural spaces sustainably. The course culminates with trainees planning a programme of Outdoor Learning lessons (Level 2) or mapping out a whole school approach (Level 3). To summarize, students complete the course with plans they can implement in their school setting. In conclusion, this course is designed to broaden the way you teach and therefore improve your students learning experience.