Outdoor Learning and the Curriculum: A Professional Development workshop for Educators
October 31, 2020 - October 31, 2020
Northey Street City Farm 16 Victoria Street Windsor, QLD 4030
This practical workshop will demonstrate how the Australian Curriculum cross-curriculum priority area of Sustainability can be addressed while taking learning outdoors. Outdoor learning using experience-based strategies supports children’s emotional well-being and physical health, increases engagement with learning, fosters ecological stewardship and positively impacts on environmental behaviors.
Workshop participants will:
- Learn how outdoor experiential activities can be linked to the curriculum, and be applied to Learning Areas including Science, English, Humanities and Social Sciences and the Arts.
- Experience approaches that support students to increase critical and creative thinking, and have the knowledge, understanding and skills to engage in creating a more sustainable world.
- Take home a resources list, activity descriptions with links to the Australian curriculum, and a certificate for 6 hours of professional development.
While the workshop is focused on primary school teachers, the learnings can also apply to other teachers and educators. The content relates particularly to sections 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.2, and 3.3 of the Australian professional standards for teachers.
About the main presenter:
Emma Brindal is the Youth Education Coordinator at Northey Street City Farm, where she runs permaculture and sustainability activities and programs for children and adults. She is also the founder of WiseEarth Education and has been teaching and facilitating experiential learning and environmental education programs for over a decade. Emma has a degree in Environmental Science and is currently studying a Master of Education (Social Ecology).
Artist and educator Bethan Burton of Journaling with Nature will also be running a session on nature journaling to inspire you with a range of ways that nature journaling can be used to enhance outdoor learning. See: https://www.journalingwithnature.com/
Registration for the workshop:
Cost: $140 school-funded/full | $90 student/unwaged Includes morning tea. BYO lunch
Register online at
PH: 3857 8775