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Introduction to Forest School - Melbourne

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Carly Garner from Natureweavers is thrilled to be presenting this course. Combining accredited content with Australian context, this course is an Introduction to Forest School practice, policy and principles.


Wildspace, risk and trust – how exciting! In this session we will explore nature-based education for children aged 2 to 11 years. This course will introduce the Forest School approach, contextualise it within a broader Nature Pedagogy framework, and address practical issues linked to educating young children outdoors on a weekly basis in the Australian outdoor context.

- To explore the origins, ethos and approach of Forest/Bush schools
- To identify the benefits and learning opportunities offered by nature
- To introduce some practical bush craft skills and knowledge
- To introduce Talking and Thinking Floorbooks as a strategy for documentation, planning and meeting curriculum requirements.

Learning Outcomes and Assessment Criteria
- Apply aspects of Forest/Bush School practice to your setting
- Create Benefit Risk Assessments to allow children opportunities to learn in a risk rich environment
- Progress your skills in bush craft techniques (e.g. knots, tool working, fire)

When: Friday April 13, 2018
Where: CERES, East Brunswick, Melbroune
Time: 9am-3.30pm
Cost: $250