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Institute for Outdoor Learning research hub: Outdoor Learning Research


Accredited Practitioner of the Institute for Outdoor Learning (APIOL)
if you have a passion for outdoor learning and have experience planning, leading and evaluating programmes for individuals and groups.


Call for articles for Horizons magazine

Share YOUR experience and best practice in an article for HORIZONS Magazine.

If you are a practitioner with experience and/or insights, especially (but not only) in the following areas, you could be published in Horizons to share with other outdoor professionals and practitioners.

  • Good practice
  • Voluntary sector based learning
  • Geocaching and outdoor learning
  • Careers in outdoor learning
  • Examples of progression through levels of adventure
  • Approaches to research & evaluation
  • Delivering specific curriculum topics through OL
  • Good practice from outside the UK
  • The interface between tourism and learning
  • Urban outdoor learning
  • Outdoor Adventure Therapy
  • Practical Outdoor Skills

OR are there articles/topics you would like to see in Horizons, let us know - email to Fiona at IOL

and/or take a look at these handy guidelines for Writing Articles for Horizons


Experiential-CPD Calendar
opportunities
for Continuing Professional Development

for and by UK-based experiential educators and trainers
(including some enticing overseas English language CPD conferences)


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Plan and get ahead by sending brief details of your event to roger@reviewing.co.uk for inclusion in the Experiential-CPD Calendar.

Please note: this calendar shows just a selection of events of interest to experiential educators and trainers. It does not attempt to list all events - so please go to providers' websites to see their full calendars.


1st September 2017
Scottish Research Hub for Outdoor Learning
University of Edinburgh 10:00 -12:00
This event is part of an initiative to help the co-ordination and sharing of outdoor learning research across the UK.

5-6th September 2017
Bushcraft
Babington Woods, Kilmersdon near Frome, Somerset
A two day event with a variety of workshops and presenters including: Nick Winder, Rob Townhill, Sasha Uflowska.

13-14th September 2017
MTa Facilitator Masterclass
London
Hands-on and interactive with thought provoking discussion and activity. Plus MTa Certification including the use the ‘MTa Certified’ logo.

14th September 2017
Building Better Learning Programmes
London
A practical 1 day workshop (9.30 - 16.30) to introduce you to techniques and methods of experiential learning and to experience at first hand the potential of using RSVP Design’s learning tools and resources.

18th September 2017
Communications Launch #WinterResidentials campaign
Girlguiding Headquarters, London
Free. The Learning Away consortium are working with residential providers to raise awareness about the benefits of residentials for schools in the winter months through a new #WinterResidentials campaign.

18-19th September 2017
The Facilitator’s Toolkit
Highfield Park, Hook, Hampshire
It is designed for those who want to consolidate, broaden and enliven their style of facilitation. Explore your role as group facilitator through skills practice and awareness building in the live group setting.

27th September 2017
Communications Launch #WinterResidentials campaign
SHYA Glasgow Youth Hostel 2pm-4pm
Free. The Learning Away consortium are working with residential providers to raise awareness about the benefits of residentials for schools in the winter months through a new #WinterResidentials campaign.

27th September 2017
Drama in the Primary Curriculum
St Andrews, Short Street, London
This one-day drama CPD course with David Farmer is suitable for KS 1 and KS 2 immerses you in activities and ideas which you can take back and use immediately in the primary school classroom or drama club

29th September 2017
Experiential Learning Product Demonstration
Paisley, Glasgow
Free. View recently added experiential learning products to the RSVP Design catalogue and new activities from the Center for Creative Leadership, Kwaliteitenspel and Dialoogle. All RSVP Design products available for review.

30th September - 1st October 2017
Leader Training, John Muir Award
Patterdale Hall, Glennridding, Cumbria
This two-day residential course gives a thorough introduction to the relevant skills, knowledge and approaches needed for delivering the John Muir Award scheme.


= = = OCTOBER = = =

3-6th October 2017
The Facilitator's Development Programme (FDP)
The Colloquy, Lyonshall, Kington, Herefordshire, HR5 3JA
with Nick Eve, Elements
The FDP (a four day masterclass in groupwork) is recognised by ILM (The Institute of Leadership and Management). You'll receive a certificate from the ILM plus 12 months studying membership.

12-15th October 2017
Extinction of Experience - CPD
Germany with Geoffrey McMullan
Discover the effectiveness of working with nature using outdoor activities, bird language and more. For Forest School Practitioners, Counsellors, Teachers, Therapists, Social Workers, Psychologists and more.

14-15th October 2017
Bushcraft
Chambers Farm, Ragby, Lincoln, Lincolnshire
A two day event with a variety of workshops and presenters including: Katie Rees, Jamie Dakota, Martin Rollin.

13th October 2017
Reviewing Skills Training  Reviewing Outdoors
with Roger Greenaway, Reviewing Skills Training
Hosted by NRIOL. Open to all.
Grisedale Forest, Lake District

16-17th October 2017
Group Dynamics
Highfield Park, Hook, Hampshire
Develop facilitator skills that access the group dynamic and maximise learning from experience. Learn to handle situations as they emerge, and be more aware of the influence that you have on a group, and vice versa.

16-17th October 2017
ITC Level 3 Award In Outdoor First Aid  
Hartlepool, Teesside

16-22nd October 2017
International Facilitation Week
Worldwide
The International Association of Facilitators (IAF) and its members hold a number of activities to promote the power of facilitation worldwide.

18-19th October 2017
MTa® Facilitator Masterclass
London
MTa Masterclasses are hands-on and interactive with a focus on thought provoking discussion and activity. All participants will receive MTa Certification and can use the ‘MTa Certified’ logo.

26-27th October 2017
Leader Training, John Muir Award
Lowport Centre, Linlithgow, West Lothian
This two-day residential course gives a thorough introduction to the relevant skills, knowledge and approaches needed for delivering the John Muir Award scheme.

27-29th October 2017
IOL Field Studies PPG Professional Development Event 2017
For field studies and environmental education practitioners
Leeson House Field Studies Centre, Isle of Purbeck, SWANAGE
Communicate and network with other outdoor educators in workshops, off site visits, discussion groups, a hog roast and barn dance. Speakers too!

27th October - 8th November 2017
European Outdoor Film Tour
Showing in 9 cities (Scotland and England) View trailer.


= = = NOVEMBER = = =

16th November 2017
CLOtC National Conference 2017
Ingestre Hall Residential Arts Centre, nr Stafford
Feedback from 2016 means there will be more time for both practical and strategic workshops that reflect the full breadth of Learning Outside the Classroom.

17th November 2017
MTa® Experience Workshop
London
Introduction to MTa’s experiential learning tools with a dynamic mixture of activities, thinking and discussions. Minimal theory, much interaction.

24-25th November 2017
IOL Scotland Conference 2017
Belmont Centre, Meigle, Perthshire
14+ workshops for outdoor educators

30th November 2017
Building Better Learning Programmes
London
A practical 1 day workshop (9.30 - 16.30) to introduce you to techniques and methods of experiential learning and to experience at first hand the potential of using RSVP Design’s learning tools and resources.


= = = DECEMBER = = =

3rd December 2017
Experiential Learning Product Demonstration
Paisley, Glasgow
Free. View recently added experiential learning products to the RSVP Design catalogue and new activities from the Center for Creative Leadership, Kwaliteitenspel and Dialoogle. All RSVP Design products available for review.
4-5th December 2017
ITC Level 3 Award In Outdoor First Aid  
Hartlepool, Teesside

7-8th December 2017
Advanced Outdoor First Aid 
The Lodge Forest Visitor Centre, Duke's Pass, Aberfoyle, Perthshire


= = = 2018 = = =

30th January - 2nd February 2018
Climates of Change: Rethinking the Outdoor Experience
ATRA's sixth International Adventure Conference
ATRA = Adventure Tourism Research Association
The conference is being held at 3 venues in the Guadarrama Mountains Range National Park, Segovia, Spain. Other conference topics.

29th August - 2nd September 2018
8th International Adventure Therapy Conference
Just South of Sydney on the New South Wales Coast, Australia.
In the 21 years since the inaugural conference held in Australia in 1997, the field of adventure therapy has matured significantly. Sign up for updates about 8IATC


 = = OTHER TRAINING CALENDARS = = =

ACM Training: training courses

CLOtC: Council for Learning Outside the Classroom: training dates

Forest Schools Education: course diary

IOL: Institute for Outdoor Learning: training calendars

John Muir Award leader training and gatherings

Scout Activity Centres instructor training



ABOUT EXPERIENTIAL-CPD
Experiential-CPD is a moderated list where you can announce or learn about upcoming training events in the UK for outdoor
educators and experiential trainers (plus relevant international
CPD events). If you find Experiential-CPD useful, please pass on the news and recommend it to others. If not, please tell us why and we'll make it better.

DISCLAIMER: READER BEWARE
We do not guarantee anything about the quality
(or even the existence of!) events advertised in this message.
You are advised to make your own judgements about quality and authenticity of any events listed above.

EMAIL ADDRESS
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9 Drummond Place Lane, Stirling, Scotland, UK  FK8 2JF

WEBSITE ADDRESSES
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The latest Experiential-CPD calendar is published at:
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If you can recommend any regularly updated calendars of interest to facilitators of experiential learning (other than this one!) please write to: roger@reviewing.co.uk

UK
Bluedome Outdoor Instructor Training Courses
CLOtC Council for Learning Outside the Classroom
Forest Schools Education: Course Diary
IOL Institute for Outdoor Learning
John Muir Award leader training and gatherings
Mountain Training Association course calendar
Scout Activity Centres instructor training

EUROPE
EEE
EC-OE
EOE

USA
AEE
CAEL
NSEE

INTERNATIONAL
ICEL Archive
ISAGA





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Free downloads
and online articles

for outdoor educators and experiential trainers

[starting with the latest]

Transforming Outdoor Learning in Schools - Lessons from the Natural Connections Project: an introduction to the value and impact of well-planned regular outdoor learning.

Affordability - ideas about how residential programmes can be funded and what some schools are doing to make them less expensive.

Funding residentials – strategies for ensuring programmes are affordable and sustainable

Are we at the turning point for outdoor learning?
Natural England blog post from Jim Burt, including some great links.

Using collaborative residential programmes to develop teachers’ practice

The impact of Learning Away on a SEN School

Busting the myths on outdoor learning in schools
Jim Burt, July 2016, Natural England Blog

A Dose of Vitamin N
N=Nature (2015)
A 2 page article in You Mag

The Existing Evidence-Base about the Effectiveness of Outdoor Learning
(October 2015)
A report from Giving Evidence who campaign to improve the amount of evidence about charities’ effectiveness which is published, robust, findable, and clear.

The Environmental Curriculum: Opportunities for Environmental Education across the National Curriculum for England. (NAEE, 2015)

Learning Away - Curriculum Integration
This suite of resources provides insight into how Learning Away partnership schools plan curriculum focused residential experiences from KS1 to GCSE.
Learning Away Final Independent Evaluation

John Muir, Earth - Planet, Universe
Written by Julia Batagna, Illustrated by William Goldsmith
Free graphic novel - teacher's notes also available.

Optimism, Pessimism and Hope: Personal responses to the professional challenges of sustainability by Margaret Kerr, Osbert Lancaster & David Key

Learning Through Outdoor Experience: a guide for schools and youth groups by Alan Rogers and Mark K. Smith (editors). Free download.

Inclusion, Wild Places and the John Muir Award
A free booklet showing how the John Muir Award engages with people from a range of challenging backgrounds.

Global Report on Adventure Tourism
Explores the proper management of adventure travel for a sustainable, ethical tourism.

High Quality Outdoor Learning
The English Outdoor Council has re-written the previous guide 'High Quality Outdoor Education' to reflect changes since 2005. Published June 2015.

Horizons Archive Search
A free service for all visitors to the IOL website: instant access to outdoor learning articles over recent years.






If you have or know of other free quality resources of interest to facilitators of outdoor and experiential Learning, please write to roger@reviewing.co.uk


EXPERIENTIAL-CPD ARCHIVES
Useful links from past issues of Experiential-CPD
are saved in the archived section below.
Some of these sites maintain their own calendar of events.

INDEX
  • UK SITES of interest to outdoor educators and experiential trainers
  • OTHER SITES of interest to outdoor educators and experiential trainers
  • EVENT FINDER for UK and international conference calendars

UK SITES of interest to outdoor educators and experiential trainers

A~Z LISTING OF UK SITES

ACMTraining
Train the Trainer, Facilitation Techniques, Team Building and Development Techniques

Bishops Wood Centre
programme of short courses for educators and environmental professionals involved in education.

BlueDome
Links, News and Information about the Outdoors

British Association of Nature Conservationists (BANC)
workshops, conferences, ECOS journal and other publications.

BMC: British Mountaineering Council
CPD events with a mountain flavour

Conservation Volunteers
TCV runs a wide range of short courses every year, many offering qualifications.

Careers and Qualifications in Outdoor Learning in the UK
A list of courses provided by colleges, universities, outdoor sports governing bodies and outdoor jobs websites.

Council for Learning Outside the Classroom
The CLOtC site is designed to support anyone working with young people aged 0–19 provide high-quality educational experiences.

Creative Star Learning
Juliet Robertson offers CPD in an Outdoor Curriculum for Excellence, Literacy, Maths, Science and  Problem Solving Outdoors.

ecoSelf project
David Key offers courses, mentoring, research grounded in ecopsychology, deep ecology and working therapeutically in wild places.

Facilitatethis!
Fundamental and advanced facilitation training courses

Forest Education Initiative
Learning Resources

Forest Schools Training

ITOL Professional Development
Continuing Professional Development and qualification with The Institute of Training and Occupational Learning

IOL: Institute for Outdoor Learning
Training Courses, Conferences, Events, Qualifications (APIOL, RPIOL)

IOL Professional Development Training

JAEOL: The Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning
View current issue and archives.

John Muir Award Leader Training
at locations in England and Scotland

Learning Outside the Classroom

Metalog® Training Tools Workshops
Facilitation workshops about how to use these activities and learning projects indoors or outdoors.

Mountain Training Association course calendar (including free events)

MTa Learning Workshops
Facilitation workshops about how to maximise the potential of MTa materials.

National Governing Body (NGB) courses directory

Nature's Work
Jim Langley promotes environmental awareness and understanding through training courses.

Outdoor Education Advisers Panel
OEAP offers training courses for visit leaders, visit coordinators and for using Outdoor Learning Cards

Outdoor Education Jobs and Careers

Outdoor Education Research A~Z

Outdoor First Aid in Scotland with MWS 

Outdoor-info
Jobs and events

Reviewing Skills Training
Roger Greenaway offers workshops in facilitation and reviewing for outdoor educators and trainers.

RSVP Trainer Training
Training in designing and facilitating active and experiential learning.

SkillsActive - Outdoors
Key areas of qualifications for the outdoors sector

Sustainable Development Commission

University of the First Age (UFA)
The UFA helps those working in education to develop practice by enriching your understanding of learning, creativity and innovation.

SITES BEYOND THE UK
 of interest to outdoor educators and experiential trainers


A-Z Guide to Outdoor Learning Research
Articles, journals, people, advice and discussion

Adventure Activities A-Z
News, gear, chat, safety, weather, qualifications etc

Children & Nature Network
Network started by Richard Louv, author of "Last Child in the Woods".

Environmental Art
A nonprofit, online museum of environmental art, advances creative efforts to improve our relationship with the natural world.

Environmental Education Research
Blog, Twitter and Facebook sites, that summarize research studies
Short, easily digestible, reviews of recent research.

EOE Network
European Institute for Outdoor Adventure Education and Experiential Learning

EEE: Experiential Educators in Europe
Annual gathering of experiential educators and trainers

Outdoor Learning Research A-Z
Articles, journals, people, advice and discussion

Reviewing Skills Training
Open workshops and customised training in reviewing/debriefing skills offered worldwide.

Transcultural European Outdoor Studies
2 year full time MA with semesters in England, Germany and
Norway. Bursaries available.

Also see ...
EVENT FINDER for UK and international conference calendars.

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Outdoor and
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Event listing sites that are no longer maintained have been dropped from this index. If you can recommend any regularly updated calendars of interest to facilitators of experiential learning (other than this one!) please write to: roger@reviewing.co.uk

UK
IOL
Bluedome

EUROPE
EEE
EC-OE
EOE

USA
AEE
CAEL
NSEE

INTERNATIONAL
ICEL
ISAGA




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