Experiential Learning Theories in Outdoor Education
Outdoor Ed

Experiential Learning Theories in Outdoor Education

This post comes after a few lessons (really enjoyable lessons) I had in my year 12 outdoor education class. The lessons were focused on ‘experiential learning theories’ and they were explored through, well, experiential learning. Its what I love most about teaching Outdoor Education – real, outdoor, group, leadership and/or challenging experiences for students to … Continue reading

OUTDOOR ED: Peer teaching navigation skills and route planning
Outdoor Ed

OUTDOOR ED: Peer teaching navigation skills and route planning

Following from my previous post about “providing meaningful opportunities for students to learn through experience” and as part of 3AB outdoor education (soon to be name ATAR unit 3-4), my year 12 students are currently facilitating a few lessons with a year 10 outdoor education class. The first three weeks were all about group development and team … Continue reading

OUTDOOR ED: Communication
Outdoor Ed

OUTDOOR ED: Communication

As part of Outdoor Ed we delve into personal skills, working with others and leadership… so ‘communication’ is something we explore and debrief quite a bit. A pretty ‘dry’ topic to ‘lecture’ about teachers typically go for a ‘games’ approach – using team games or initiatives to stress the importance of communication. Problem I find is … Continue reading

OUTDOOR ED: Games
Outdoor Ed

OUTDOOR ED: Games

I love games. Used effectively they can: Create fun – By random acts of silliness and sudden outbursts of laughter. By participating without a care for the why, who or what – just for the fun! Teach us something about others – By discovering similarities and differences. By learning something you may not have known already. By invoking curiosity … Continue reading