Entries by Sherryl Caufield

Australian schools invited to join voyage exploring marine debris management

  Fiji-based Ocean Ambassadors invites Australian schools to voyage with them on marine debris management programs With the rising sea levels and ocean debris a threat to our oceans and low-lying islands, a Canadian organised ocean conservation company, Ocean Ambassadors, is providing opportunities for 400 students a year to participate in week long educational voyagers around […]

New IOL Outdoor Learning Research website

The Institute for Outdoor Learning, based in Cumbria, United Kingdom, has launched a new website dedicated to research showing the benefits of outdoor learning to individuals and society. The new website which can be found here features: Research Reports – evolving research and practice development in outdoor learning. Research Hubs – a network of academics and practitioners […]

Student Outcomes & Natural Schooling Report

Student Outcomes & Natural Schooling – a Pathways from Evidence to Impact Report 2016  looks at 21 inter/national school-based outdoor learning case studies from 11 countries – highlighting challenges and opportunities, and making recommendations for improving delivery and evaluation of programmes. Executive summary is below. Full report can be downloaded here.

NOEC 2016 celebrated Australia’s OE Community

NOEC 2016, held at the University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, the week after Easter was a huge success according to OEA Chaiperson, James McIntosh. Many delegates were forthcoming in thanking the organisers, OEAQ, for the collective effort that had gone into making it a substantial event.

The Australian Outdoor Education Leadership Survey closing soon

A research study aimed at identifying the knowledge, skill and practical experience required of outdoor education leaders in Australia is currently underway. Doctoral researcher, David Marsden from Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia, is calling on outdoor professionals from organisations that provide services to schools to participate in the Australian Outdoor Education Leadership Survey.  If you are an outdoor […]

University of the Sunshine Coast offers new double degree in Secondary Education, Recreation and Outdoor Environmental Studies.

Aspiring physical education teachers with a passion for the outdoors can now pursue their career path in a brand new double degree at the University of the Sunshine Coast. USC’s new Bachelor of Education (Secondary)/Bachelor of Recreation and Outdoor Environmental Studies will prepare students to teach health and physical education (HPE) in secondary schools, in […]