Arts-based Environmental Education – learning through Art in the outdoors
To introduce teachers to arts-based environmental education (AbEE) and it's potential for integrated, motivating and memorable learning about biodiversity and the natural world.
To equip teachers with ideas and skills to implement creative activities with their students inside and outside the classroom.
To support delivery of the SESE curriculum, the VAC and to link with Green Schools programmes and learning for sustainability.
Participants will be equipped with a toolkit of activities and techniques for bringing children outside, (especially in a school ground context), and teaching about biodiversity and the natural environment. Activities to include Field Trips
Participants will gain ideas for integrating the visual arts with science, history, literacy and environmental education to promote theme based learning through creative art activities.
Participants will experience active learning and inquiry-based approaches, which they will be able to implement with their class.
Participants will gain confidence and new ideas in a wide variety of art techniques