Through this experiential workshop teachers will explore walking pedagogies and through easily accessed methodologies that bring relational place and nature-based learning into daily teaching practice. The workshop focusses on BEETLES (Walk & Talk Strategies), Earth Education (Earth Walks) and Imagination Education (Walking Curriculum) resources, exploring the interweaving of these “walking” methodologies and how teachers can use them to enhance relational and potentially reciprocal learning into their teaching. The workshop will also focus on how school grounds can easily be brought into daily practice and how walking pedagogies through relational learning helps learners understand the world around them and provides insights into who they are.
Elementary school teachers (K-7)
Victor has been engaged in place-conscious and nature-based Experiential learning for over 40 years. During this time he has the privilege of working with over 150,000 students K to 12 through Cheakamus Centre (aka. NV Outdoor School), provided guidance and facilitated the work of hundreds of teachers and actively mentors pre-service teachers and graduate students. During these 40 years Victor has held leadership positions as a teaching Principal co-administrator (Cheakamus Centre), board member of the Association of Nature Center Administrators (ANCA), founding member of the Environmental Educators of BC (WTT) and C2C advisor, and founding Director of the Pacific Foundation for Understanding Nature Society (PacFUNS). At present, Victor is both a participant and contributor to the Wild Pedagogies international research initiative, a Faculty Advisor in the Education for Sustainability Cohort at UBC and sessional field school professor, graduate student mentor, and PhD student at SFU.