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Level 3 Certificate in Forest School Programme Leadership (WMOCN)

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Jon Cree CPD’s for Forest School Leaders, Nov 2017

‘WORKING WITH YOUNG PEOPLE WITH CHALLENGING BEHAVIOUR IN THE OUTDOORS’

When: 3 Day CPD 25th, 26th & 27th NOV, 2017 – 9.30 to 4.30pm daily.

This three-day OCN accredited course, on 25-27th Nov, is aimed at Forest School Leaders who feel they want to engage and work with students in the outdoors who may be reluctant learners (of any age). It is a level 3 OCNWMR course, worth 3 credits.

This course will delve into what challenges forest school leaders in the outdoors, it will look at causes and ways of dealing with real life scenarios. We will look at certain behavioural types and how to work with these – moving towards an “equal learning commuunity”. The course will also look at de-escalation techniques, policies, support for this type of work and ways of motivating young people, all in the outdoor environment.

Where: Crann Óg Eco Farm, Derrymore, Drummin, Gort, County Galway, IRELAND H91 XEY1.

Cost: ‘Working with people with challenging behaviour’:

Cost RESIDENTIAL: Includes OCN Course Registration, Assessment and Verification; three days Tuition “Working with People with Challenging Behaviour”; food (breakfast, lunch & dinner) and three nights accommodation for €395.00.

Cost NON-RESIDENTIAL: Includes OCN Course Registration, Assessment and Verification; three days Tuition “Working with People with Challenging Behaviour” and Lunch for three days for €335.00.

Places strictly limited to 12 participants.

Booking form and further information: https://goo.gl/forms/lD99GTcLBTloLVQ02

‘PLAY IN THE OUTDOORS – EXPLORING HOW TO FACILITATE AND OBSERVE PLAY IN THE OUTDOORS’.

When: 1 Day CPD 28th NOV, 2017

On Tuesday Nov 28th, from 9.00am to 4.00pm there is a one-day course entitled “Play in the Outdoors – Exploring how to facilitate and observe play in the outdoors”.

“How does the outdoors support ‘the ecological and spiritual imagination of the mind’ of the child” will be a key question explored on this workshop. We will also be looking at all the other developmental areas humans experience during play.

Outdoor play and ‘games’ will be shared to explore the many possibilities the natural world and outdoor elements offer for meaningful play – from the creative to the rough and tumble. We will be exploring the ‘play framework’ and how we, as practitioners, spot cues from learners to interact with their play without destroying the ‘play’ and the ‘drive’ to play. We will also be examining when a ‘player’ enters a state of flow when the learning becomes integral to the human.

The day will look in detail at what practitioners can deduce from play. Are our observations and evaluations telling us what is really ‘going on’ for the learner and how do we check they are truthful. This can then inform our interventions and non-interventions as co-players.

Where: Crann Óg Eco Farm, Derrymore, Drummin, Gort, County Galway, IRELAND H91 XEY1.

Cost: of ‘Play in the Outdoors’:

Special rate: €55.00 to those who have just taken part in the three-day “Working with people with Challenging Behaviour” course.
€80.00 to people coming for the stand-alone one-day workshop on the 28th.

Places strictly limited to 16 people.

Booking form and further information: https://goo.gl/forms/lD99GTcLBTloLVQ02

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