Element One: Risk
The RISK element will focus on risky play, the benefits and how to assess and manage risk effectively. Learners will develop practical skills in some “risky” experiences and will work through various risk scenarios to identify learning opportunities and minimise injuries. Learners will gain a strong understanding of how holistic development, free movement, and how the 5 domains of self-regulation are experienced through nature.
Experience a professional development workshop in a natural, outdoor setting (Walking the talk). Be surrounded by like-minded learners in a supportive, reflective environment where educators engage in co-operative learning approaches using a mixture of theoretical and practical, hands-on learning.
Together we will take in in-depth look at risky play and its place and value in nature-based education. Learn how to create a collective understanding within your team to establish a balance between risk and safety. Here we look at age appropriate risks, health and safety responsibilities, and the importance of knowing your site well. We learn how to set boundaries and create a positive space through our words and actions where tamariki are supported to take calculated risks. We will introduce you to purposeful risk assessment tools and ignite your senses with some practical skills for experiences such as fire lighting, tree climbing, and water.
Feel inspired and motivated while engaging in 5 hours of small group learning set in nature with a shelter available for protection from adverse weather. (No rain will stop us!). Enjoy a tasty shared lunch, locally sourced and prepared with fresh seasonal produce. Get access to related Good Natured downloadable resources and join the online community of learners hui platform. You will receive a certificate of completion and we will personally contact you for a follow up chat/consultation to see how you are getting on with your journey, with a discounted on-site consultation option available.
Complete this Element and receive discount to complete the remaining Elements Workshops or choose to book individual workshops from the Elements Series.
Learners will take away their new skills, knowledge and confidence to complete some recommended tasks to reinforce the learning and encourage learners to apply what they have learnt to their practice and their own settings.