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Place Responsive Approaches to Outdoor Education

PLD that takes a contemporary approach to development and implementation of Camp and secondary school Outdoor Education programmes

The workshop will focus on the use of place-responsive approaches to construct school-wide learning, incorporating cross-curricular, culturally responsive and environmental and sustainability strands.


“A place-responsive approach encourages teachers and students to develop programmes that are responsive to their needs. This is not a prescriptive approach, nor does it impose a simple recipe or model to implement.”

From: Developing a place-based approach to outdoor education in Aotearoa New Zealand: Outdoor ed in our place- Keepin’ it real

Understand 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.

2018 Calendar


Fri 25 May 

Dolamore Park, Gore MAP


Wed 2 May  Postponed 

Cornwell Park, Auckland MAP

This workshop WILL GO AHEAD and is being scheduled for early in Term 3. Date TBC


Tues 8 May

Whakatane Surf Club., Ohope Beach MAP 


Mon 20 August 

Travis Park Wetland Education Centre,   Christchurch MAP

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Target group:

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.


The use of place responsive approaches to construct school-wide outdoor learning, incorporating cross-curricular, culturally responsive and environmental and sustainability threads.


Criteria Rate (Incl. GST)
EONZ members
$130  pp - single staff attendance
$100  pp for 2 or more staff from the same school 
$160  pp

Take out a membership if you don't belong to EONZ and pay the subsidised rate.

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

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


EONZ is Registered with
Nga Ratonga Kaupapa Atawhai

CS No. CC25473
We welcome sponsorship support .
Contact us for more information.