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Place Responsive Approaches to Outdoor Education

A contemporary approach to development and implementation of Camp and secondary school Outdoor Education programmes

This workshop focusses on the use of place-responsive approaches in constructing school-wide learning. It incorporates cross-curricular, culturally responsive and environmental and sustainability strands.

“A sense of place is a fundamental human need”

(Park, 1995, p.320)

Target participants

Middle and secondary school teachers and senior managers in schools who are open to a journey of change in their Education Outside the Classroom programmes.

Ideally, those attending will have responsibility for or have experience in working in Camp or secondary-level Outdoor Education, to bring a collective understanding of the two learning areas together. Attendance by 2 staff members is preferable.


Please register your interest in the workshop by leaving your details on the linked form. We will be in touch early in the 2019 school year regarding dates and venues

PL responsive bannerUnderstand the principles of place responsive learning in the outdoors

Unpack approaches for junior Camp and senior-level outdoor education

Practice use of tools that support place-responsive programme development. Schools will be guided through early planning considerations during the workshop, with the opportunity for continued access to support once back at school.




Criteria Rate (incl GST

EONZ member




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There is a small outdoors component to the day. Further details will be provided to registrants.

We look forward to your interest in this exciting work that supports forward-thinking approaches to curriculum design. 


Cancellation Policy

If you cancel more than 20 working days before the event, EONZ will refund your registration fee in full minus a 10% administration fee.
If you cancel between 11 and 19 working days before the event, EONZ will refund 50% of your registration fee.
If you cancel within 10 working days of the event we regret we will not give any refund; however you will still receive any event materials, either in hard copy or online, that are available to attendees.