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Forest School - Engaging Children and Teachers in the Outdoor Space

Forest School - Engaging Children and Teachers in the Outdoor Space

Join experienced Kilkenny Forest School tutor Maura Brennan for an outdoor course in Jenkinstown Woods, just outside Kilkenny City, and discover the benefits of the Forest School approach to engaging children and teachers in nature. This course is designed to introduce educators to the benefits of nature-based learning, with a focus on promoting wellbeing and fostering an inclusive classroom.

Through interactive activities and discussions, you will explore the positive impact of outdoor learning on children's mental health, including reduced stress and anxiety, increased confidence and self-esteem, and improved mood and emotion. You will also learn about the benefits of Vitamin D exposure and the link between outdoor activities and improved concentration, productivity, behaviour and relationships among peers.

In addition to promoting children's wellbeing, outdoor learning can also foster education for sustainable development and support teaching and learning in other curricular areas, including creativity and innovation. By promoting engagement with the natural world, you will inspire children's natural curiosity and passion for learning, increase their eco-literacy and help them develop verbal and non-verbal communication skills.

Throughout the course, you will focus on the preparation, delivery and assessment of new materials, including a review of teacher class plans and critical reflection. You will also explore the benefits of collaborative teaching and observation, and learn how to create a rich learning environment that fosters a sense of wellbeing and belonging.

Don't miss out on this opportunity to discover the joys of Forest School and engaging children and teachers in nature!

Course Properties

Course date 01-07-2024 9:30 am
Course End Date 05-07-2024 2:00 pm
Cut off date 14-06-2024 9:00 am
Capacity 18
Individual Price Fifty Euro
Speaker Maura Brennan, Kilkenny Forest School
Number Hours 20
Location Jenkinstown Wood, Co. Kilkenny

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