Forest Learning

What is Forest School?

Forest School is about teaching children using the outdoor environment, the ethos is about promoting confidence, self esteem and independence through small achievable tasks. All Forest School sessions are linked to the curriculum, with the emphasis on child-led learning.

While playing in nature children become motivated learners. They are engaged and work with others more effectively. Learning is transferred back into the classroom.

Forest School is a long term holistic learning process that aims to raise self-awareness and self-esteem in participants. Regular sessions take place in natural environments, where the landscape itself adds to the experience of learning.  Qualified practitioners, trained in child development, self-esteem and learning theories facilitate sessions to gain personal outcomes for 

each participant. Forest School can be applied to all age groups and abilities and can be linked to the Australian National Curriculum and Early Years Learning Framework.

 

  

We are pleased to announce we have a number of Forest Learning opportunities - all this is training for adults!

The content for all learning opportunities are linked with the Australian Curriculum, My Time, Our Place and the Early Years Learning Framework.

 

Level 3 Forest School Leader Training - 5 days

After the huge success of the first three Australian Level 3 Forest School Leader courses in 2016 and 2017, Nature Play QLD and the Forest School Learning Initiative (UK) are delivering this workshop again in 2018. This is a thorough training qualification which will provide you with the knowledge and skills to set up and run a Forest School. 

June Course (QLD School Term Time)

Date:                25 to 29 June 2018 (5 day course)

Venue:             IndigiScapes, Capalaba

Cost:                $2225 to include Open College Network West Midlands registration

Suitable for:    Qualified educators of children 2 to 10 years.

 

July Course (QLD School Holiday Time)

Date:                2 to 6 July 2018 (5 day course)

Venue:             IndigiScapes, Capalaba

Cost:                $2225 to include Open College Network West Midlands registration

Suitable for:    Qualified educators of children 2 to 10 years. 

More info here

 

An Introduction to Forest Learning Workshop - 1 day

Coming Soon!

More dates and locations coming in 2018.

This Introduction to Forest Learning Workshop is perfect for those wanting to learn how to implement Forest Learning into their educational centre or school.

Time:              9 am - 3pm (registration from 8.30am)

Cost:              $220 (inc GST) + booking fee

MORE INFO HERE

 

Personalised site specific Introduction to Forest Learning Workshops

Organise a personalised workshop for your service - we'll come to you! Suitable for groups of educators, 20 or more people.

Cost:             $2200 inc GST.  Larger group size available for an additional $110 pp inc GST. 

More info here

 

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