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.
Outdoor Education Australia‘s next biennial National Outdoor Education Conference (NOEC) will be held on Hobart’s iconic waterfront at The Hotel Grand Chancellor from Monday 9 to Thursday 12 April 2018.
In the November 2016 edition of Australian Journal of Adult Learning, Sandris Zeivots of the University of Technology Sydney, reveals the findings of his study with 15 adults in the emotional highs and benefits of Experiential Learning.
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.
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 leader, educator, guide, instructor, coordinator or manager working in any context from residential camping to international expeditions then the survey is targeted at you.
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 addition to opening up career pathways in outdoor education centres, adventure tourism and ecotourism. Read more
ORIC’s Annual Outdoor Industry Conference, held in late August 2015 and attended by 180+ people from South Australia, Victoria and NSW, reconfirmed the value of this annual L&D event and true to its theme, Evolution in the Outdoors, outlined advancement within the organisation and positive outcomes for the sector. Read more