FSC Scotland delivers Primary, Environmental, Biology, Geography and Adventurous Activity courses for over 5000 students a year. This course builds on this expertise and aims to introduce participants to a range of different fieldwork activities which can be used with primary and secondary school students. The course is aimed at primary and secondary trainee teachers who want to further develop their skills to support and lead outdoor learning. During the course we will trial and evaluate a range of different activities which can be used to support and help structure a range of outdoor learning sessions.
These will range from immersive outdoor experiences to structured educational sessions; all involving interactivity, assessment for learning, health and safety and group management. In particular we will consider how to structure ‘traditional’ observational fieldwork, investigations and sensory fieldwork aiming to more effectively engage students with the places they are studying and interacting with. Participants will receive a certificate of attendance.
We anticipate that this course will run with between 5 and 30 participants.