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EONZ Resources

Te Whakatika

cover issue 21Previously called Out and About, this is the EONZ membership publication.
Downloadable back issues of the  Click here 


Maths Outdoors

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57 different mathematics activities for out of doors.  Activities can be adapted to suit a range of curriculum levels from primary through to secondary school.

FREE DOWNLOAD of resource
Student worksheet copy masters  Appendix - Section C. 
Number cards for Recall of Basic Facts.  Number cards for Multiples Investigation


General Resources

Adventurous Learning: A Pedagogy for a Changing World

Adventrouslearningcover-742-873 By Simon Beams and Mike Brown

Adventurous Learning interrogates the word ‘adventure’ and explores how elements of authenticity, agency, uncertainty and mastery can be incorporated into educational practices. Read more...
Copies can be ordered through Routledge with an eBook order option. 

Outdoor Education in Aotearoa New Zealand: A New Vision for the Twenty-first Century

OE in A sm 1 1-120Editors: Dave Irwin, Jo Straker, Allen Hill

Essential reading for outdoor educators, teachers, guides, and students who want to expand the possibilities and practices of education.
FREE electronic copy  Click here
NZ order form linked here . 
For worldwide orders, Click here.  

A Pedagogy of Place

A Pedagogy of Place-252By Brian Wattchow and Mike Brown

This book offers an alternative vision for outdoor education practice, with emphasis on responding to, and empathising with, the outdoors as particular places, rich in local meaning and
Available in print and online at Fish Pond, Amazon or

Good Practice Guides (GPGs)

The following guides are available to download for free. The material replaces the now out-dated Outdoor Activity Guidelines for Leaders (known anecdotally as the Red Book):

  • General Guidance for Organised Activities
  • Overarching Risk Managment Guidance
  • Flatwater Floating and Paddling
  • Inland Waterway Swimming
  • Overnight Camping,
  • Target Shooting, and
  • Sliding Activities

Find the guides and templates here.

NOTE: These Good Practice Guides capture a wide range of activities. They should not to be confused with Activity Safety Guidelines (ASGS) as they cater to activities with a lower identified level of risk.  

Education Outside the Classroom: Schools Use of EOTC Guidelines 

ERO publication-218Education Review Office, October 2011

This report evaluates the use of the Ministry of Education (2009) EOTC Guidelines - Bringing the Curriculum Alive and is for schools to use in developing and reviewing their EOTC programmes and activities.
On-line and downloadable copies can be obtained here.

Learning Outside the Classroom: Theory and Guidelines for Practice

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By Simon Beams, Peter Higgins  and Robbie Nicol

Available in hard and electronic copies through Amazon Books
Preview content online.

EOTC Guidelines 2016 - Bringing the Curriculum Alive (Ministry of Education)

An essential resource for all schools to support teaching and learning of the nationalGuidelines front coverSM-789-9 curriculum. The guidelines may also be applied more broadly as a good-practice guide for other activities that schools are associated with.

EOTC Guidelines 2016 - Bringing the Curriculum Alive - Click here to view/download

The New Zealand Curriculum & Te Marautanga o Aotearoa 

curriculum 1 1-491The New Zealand Curriculum (2007) and Te Marautanga o Aotearoa set the direction for student learning by the Ministry of Education and provide guidance for schools as they design and review their curriculum. Each start with a vision of young people developing the competencies they need for study, work, and lifelong learning, so they may go on to realise their potential.

For full information and downloads - Click here
Te Marautanga o Aotearoa - Click here


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