What is outdoor education? Yes, that hoary old question again. In this session I want to take a look at the development of outdoor education in Victoria over the last forty years or so, drawing on various views people have expressed about outdoor education in schools. I want to compare these with developments in outdoor education as they have occurred, broadly speaking, in the USA. But my interest is not just historical. Using these perspectives I want to highlight difficult questions around curriculum and pedagogy that outdoor educators have faced and continue to face – questions that are often raised around times of curriculum change. Based on this picture, I argue that educationally, outdoor education addresses more than just knowing and doing, and works with ways of being. This presents a challenge to how we generally understand education – usually viewed through the lenses of curriculum (content) and pedagogy (process) – and suggests that we must go beyond these to consider ways of being as educational aims: a broader conception of curriculum.
Outdoor Learning Resources
- Tertiary Courses
- OYPRA research findings summary report
- ‘Childsplay’ : keynote Dr Rachael Sharman 2016
- Growing Outdoor Education: keynote DR Mardie Townsend 2014
- JOEE latest Articles
- JOEE | Volume 21, Issue 1, March 2018 Special Issue Forest School | articles list
- JOEE | Volume 21, Issue 2, July 2018 | articles list
- AJOE, volume 18, Number 1, 2015
- Education related posts
16 hours ago
October Outdoor News - https://mailchi.mp/outdoorsvictoria/october-2020-outdoors-victoria-news Updates and news for the outdoor community in Victoria. Summer's coming and restrictions are easing. Enjoy your Grand Final long weekend!!! ... See MoreSee Less
20 hours ago
This is a Zoom meeting for interested Outdoors People- tommorrow evening, Friday 23rdYou’re invited to attend our monthly volunteer meeting on Zoom this Friday the 23rd of October at 5.30 - 6.10 pm AEDT (Sydney, Melbourne time).
Existing volunteers and newcomers alike are encouraged to attend. This is a great chance to meet other people interested and active in our group.
During the meeting we’ll be brainstorming creative ways to take our group to new heights, engage more outdoors people and take effective climate action as a community.
To attend please RSVP here: https://actionnetwork.org/events/monthly-volunteer-meeting
If you have any questions, please message us.
Outdoors People for Climate Action is an entirely volunteer run, Australia wide, grassroots group. We are outdoor enthusiasts (rock climbers, bushwalkers, mountain bikers and all others) and outdoors workers (outdoor educators, guides, etc.) working to mobilise the outdoor community to take enhanced action on the climate and ecological crisis, in turn protecting all that we love in the great outdoors.
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