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At Ayrshire College we deliver courses designed to develop teachers. As part of the “Green Teachers” initiative we have deliberately included units related to the environment and conservation.
Much of the learning within this course is delivered within the natural environment at our local country park. Here it is hoped that as part of their positive learning experience we will create the next generation of environmentally conscious teachers who will extoll the virtues of sustainability, conservation and ecology to subsequent generations of children. This in itself is very sustainable as already our students are advocates for the environment on their placement in local schools.
It is anticipated that these teachers will in turn promote outdoor learning throughout their careers which will create more eco schools, educate the nation’s children and safeguard the future of our environment.
Top 3 learnings:
1. Teaching within the natural environment is engaging for the children.
2. Children love learning about their environment, it gives them ownership.
3. It’s much easier to learn about nature when it surrounds you.
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