At Northey Street City Farm we run a professional development workshops for teachers on a range of topics related to permaculture, organic gardening and sustainability. We provide certificates for attendance. We are also available to visit schools to run in-service sessions. Please contact Emma at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss what options are available.
To see School Tours offered by the Farm see:https://www.nscf.org.au/home/learn/youth-education/school-activities/
Outdoor Learning and the Curriculum
2020 dates to be finalised
This practical workshop will demonstrate how the Australian Curriculum cross-curriculum priority area of Sustainability can be addressed while taking learning outdoors. Outdoor learning using experience-based strategies supports children’s emotional well-being and physical health, increases engagement with learning, fosters ecological stewardship and positively impacts on environmental behaviors.
Workshop participants will:
- Learn how outdoor experiential activities can be linked to the curriculum, and be applied to Learning Areas including Science, English, Humanities and Social Sciences and the Arts.
- Experience approaches that support students to increase critical and creative thinking, and have the knowledge, understanding and skills to engage in creating a more sustainable world.
- Take home a resources list, activity descriptions with links to the Australian curriculum, and a certificate for 6 hours of professional development.
While the workshop is focused on primary school teachers, the learnings can also apply to other teachers and educators. The content relates particularly to sections 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.2, and 3.3 of the Australian professional standards for teachers.
About the presenter:Emma Brindal is the Youth Education Coordinator at Northey Street City Farm, where she runs permaculture and sustainability activities and programs for children and adults. She has a degree in Environmental Science, is currently studying a Master of Education (Social Ecology) and has been teaching and facilitating experiential learning and environmental education programs for over a decade.
Bookings will open when dates are announced.
Cost: $140 school-funded | $90 student/unwaged (GST included)
Includes morning tea. BYO lunch, which can be stored in a refrigerator.
If your school or organisation is paying for your attendance, we can invoice you – email email@example.com to arrange this.
E: firstname.lastname@example.org PH: 3857 8775
“This generation will require leaders and citizens who can think ecologically, understand the interconnectedness of human and natural systems, and have the will, ability, and courage to act.” – Michael K. Stone