Play, Place and Pedagogy
Connection to place is a key element of nature education in Aotearoa.
In this full-day workshop, we will explore place-based learning outside the classroom either within your grounds or in your local natural spaces.
What You Will Gain
What place-based education is and how it fits in our education system
Learning beyond the classroom and the role nature plays
What a culturally responsive curriculum could look like
How a play-based pedagogy can weave into place-based learning
Practical ideas and approaches specific to attendees local environments
A deeper understanding Kaitiakitanga and your local environment
1 Day Workshop approx 6-6.5hours
A mix of both theory and practical – inside and outside no matter what the weather! Having appropriate clothing is essential
There is ideal if you have already done a one day of two day nature education workshop although not a pre-requisite
A certificate of completion will be available when finished
Investment, Dates and Locations
Ōtautahi (Christchurch) – Date TBC
North Island Workshop – Date and Location TBC
$180 (Earlybird – 30 days before course date)
$220 per person (Standard Registration)
Who Are Your Trainers
CELIA HOGAN is the founder of Little Kiwis Nature Play based in Christchurch. Celia is a passionate advocate for getting children outdoors and into nature. With over 20 years of outdoor and nature education experience, she runs Bush Kindy sessions for preschoolers in Christchurch and runs professional learning and development for ECE and Primary teachers, educators and parents. Celia loves to share her knowledge to help others better their practice and she stands behind the concept that there is never just one way to do things. Celia is currently trying to change legislation to allow full time bush kindergartens to start in New Zealand.