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Adventure Education for personal and group development

Course description

Course overview and purpose:
Outdoor Adventure Education is an innovative educational approach that promote learning and development throw adventure centred experiences. Adventure means challenge, uncertain, new experience, nature immersion, involvement of head, hearth and hand, relation with others. In a complex and uncertain social and cultural context, adventure education seems to be a great learning opportunity for youth and adults. Adventure education differs from restorative or recreational outdoor activities for the crucial role of reflection and conceptualization during the learning process.
Based in an outdoor training centre located in rural setting, the course provides an immersive and experiential program. The main ingredient of this course is a three days outdoor expedition, a great learning experience for experiment directly the experiential process. We will hike in a natural area (Colli Euganei) and we will spend a night outdoor, exploring personal and group resources out of our comfort zone. After the outdoor experience, we will reflect and discuss personal insights, ideas, theories and methodology for developing outdoor adventure education in school context. You find also some practical tools, case histories discussion and the opportunity for sharing and networking with passionate colleagues.

Learning outcomes:
After this training course we expect you develop your competencies as an adventure educator, and reflect how to integrate this approach in school context. More specifically you will:

  • Know the fundamental aspect of theory and method of adventure education.
  • Discuss how to integrate outdoor adventure activities and processes in your own professional practice and community.
  • Understand different models of using outdoor learning for students and groups development.
  • Be able to plan specific activities connected with your context and objectives.
  • Raise awareness about your personal relationship with nature and adventure education.
  • Gain tools and strategies for provide learning experience and reflection on experience.

Admission information

  • Language : English
  • Language level prerequisites : B1/B2 or above
  • Duration : Two weeks
  • Audience :

    This training course is for teachers, educators, school’s directors, school’s counsellor who are committed to school change and socio-emotional student development. It is also a learning opportunity for teacher soft skill’s development.1

  • General prerequisites :

    No specific requirements

  • Maximum number of participants : 14
  • Minimum advance reservation : 12 weeks

Available dates

Padova (Italy)

  • 01.05.2022 - 11.05.2022 - To be confirmed
  • 02.10.2022 - 12.10.2022 - To be confirmed

Sessions will be confirmed only when the minimum number of participants is reached.

In case your school wishes to send more than 6 participants together to the same course, we may evaluate the possibility to offer an extra session only for you (and in this case, we would be pleased to evaluate your proposal for fixed dates).

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