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LO - Outdoor & Environmental Education

The wealth of teaching & learning that can take place within the context of the local environment.

About the Course

In this self-paced online course participants will rediscover the learning opportunities that exist in the plant, animal, bird and insect life of the school grounds & local environment. They will consider, itemise and explore for learning opportunities the natural environmental features of their local area – inside and outside the school grounds.

We will engage with the broad range of Environmental Awareness and Care issues that need to be studied and promoted among the school community. Thereafter participating teachers will have a chance to think about & explore their locality through the lens of past, present and future time.

There will be a range of information to assist teachers in exploring with children the properties and characteristics of materials from a recycling perspective, with a particular emphasis on the Green Schools Programme.

 

NOTE:

The online format of this course enables you to study at a time and place that best suits your own needs. 

You can access your course from July 2nd to 5pm on August 24th.

Within this highly interactive web based course, a dynamic learning experience awaits, where you can interact with your fellow course participants through the in-course chat forums and communication tools provided by the CPD College learning system. 

Our friendly and knowledgeable tutors actively support each course, providing expert interaction, guidance and feedback for all participants on chat questions and assignments which call for critical reflection, self-analysis and a reasoned response. 

On successful completion of your course, you can download and print off your CPD record and certificate of completion.

We look forward to welcoming you to your course.

Learning outcomes

This course aims to:

  • Promote the local environment as a stimulating context for learning in languages, mathematics and SESEG, in the local natural and built environment.
  • Identify the rich vein of local environmental features that are suitable for study, offering a medium through which to achieve vast numbers of curriculum expectations.
  • Explore a range of curriculum methodologies and activities in SESEG, maths and literacy.
  • Unearth and scope out the cross curricular learning opportunities presented by the local outdoor environment for lots of cross-curricular work, weaving a range of curriculum expectations into an experiential unit of work
  • Plan for a greater level of outdoor education on a weekly basis
  • Rediscover and detail the fantastic learning opportunities that exists in the plant, animal, bird and insect life of the school grounds & local environment
  • Engage with the huge range of Environmental Awareness and Care issues that need to be studied and promoted among the school community
  • Provide a range of content information to assist teachers in exploring with children the properties and characteristics of materials from a recycling perspective, with a particular emphasis on the Green Schools Programme
  • Map digital resources to curriculum expectations and have teachers do the same within schemes of work in SESEG
  • Look at, review and score one’s own ‘Teacher Practice in Literacy’ as part of the SSE process.
Modules
01 - Rediscover the learning opportunities that exist in the plant, animal, bird and insect life of the school grounds & local environment.
02 - Observe, itemise and explore for learning opportunities the natural environmental features of their local area.
03 - Engage with the broad range of Environmental Awareness and Care issues that need to be studied and promoted among the school community.
04 - Explore your locality through the lens of past, present and future.
05 - Explore with children the properties and characteristics of materials from a recycling perspective, with a particular emphasis on the Green Schools Programme.

"This course was recommended by a friend. Wow! I have to commend CPD College for such an insightful course. Your course notes, combined with all those support resources and interactive activities were super. I will have no need to look elsewhere next year as I got what I desired from this course provider." - Áine, 2017