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Field Studies Council: Bringing Environmental Understanding to All

Conference will explore science and sustainability through outdoor learning

An exciting European conference will be taking place in Slovenia from 27-30 November 2013. The event is the second Real World Learning Network conference and will explore how to deliver successful outdoor education.

There will be a focus on how to connect learners to their environment using science and how to promote sustainable behaviour change. Through keynote speakers, workshops and discussion the sessions will explore two key areas in outdoor education: effective teaching approaches and how to assess learning.  In doing so questions that will be asked and discussed include:

•    Which teaching approaches are most effective?
•    How can we provide better outdoor education?
•    How do we know if we are being successful?
•    What criteria should we measure ourselves by?
•    Is assessment relevant?

The Real World Learning Network is a group of outdoor learning providers across Europe, which includes UK environmental charity Field Studies Council.  The network investigates and shares knowledge of successful outdoor learning that promotes action on sustainability.  Their first conference was held in the Czech Republic last year and hailed as a huge success.

The conference in November is a great development opportunity for anyone involved in outdoor education from teachers, to centre managers or education decision makers.

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Funding is available for attendees which must be applied for by the closing date of 30th April.  For more information please:

See the event brochure

Contact the conference secretary at [email protected]

Visit the website www.rwlnetwork.org

Tuesday, March 26, 2013