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Forest Learning Workshop - Maleny
Sat. 19 November 2016, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm AEST
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This exciting 1 day introductory workshop is designed for educators who work with children aged two to ten years old, including Early childhood, FDC, OSHC, home school and Primary School Educators.
Regarding the learning outcomes, the workshop allows you to
Explore principles and practice of Forest Learning: the history, ethos, approach and the benefits for modern children
Learn techniques to implement these principles and practices in the context of your service or community
Take part in a selection of adaptable and practical Forest Learning activities
Explore a 'typical' Forest Learning session, along with the necessary procedures and routines to put in place, including risk-benefit assessments
Engage in a collaborative discussion into current barriers restricting Forest Learning and scaffold strategies to support your setting with overcoming these
Receive an introduction to planning and recording learning experiences to meet curriculum demands and external expectations
Learn 'tried and tested' suggestions to help you get other colleagues and parents on board and in support of outdoor play developments in your setting
Receive guidance on crafting achievable development plans for your setting and some quick tips to get you started from day 1
Receive a free introductory start up pack of resources to take back to your setting.
Please bring a sun hat, sun cream and appropriate outdoor clothing.
Light refreshments will be served, but please bring your own packed lunch on the day. This will help minimise ticket costs and allow everyone to enjoy lunch outside together.
This workshop is limited to 20 participants, so please book now to avoid disappointment. However, due to the high interest in the Forest Learning workshops, we are considering to deliver additional workshops in the future. We keep the workshop to a maximum of 20 participants to ensure all participants can connect with presenters and each other.
Image credit: Steve Parish - Nature Connect