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Friday
13
APR

Introduction to Forest School - Melbourne

09:00
15:30
Natureweavers
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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.

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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.

Aims
- 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