Danish Forest and Nature Course


Για πρώτη φορά στην Κρήτη σε συνεργασία με το Inside Out Nature και το Παιχνιδαγωγείο θα πραγματοποιηθεί πιστοποιημένο σεμινάριο για την Εκπαίδευση στη Φύση.
Μην χάσετε την ευκαιρία αυτή να λάβετε μια πιστοποίηση από το μοναδικό αυτό γεγονός.

A few words about Danish nature pedagogy

The Scandinavian tradition of using nature and the outdoor environment as a learning resource and not simply as a place for children to 'let off steam' has become an important aspect of pedagogy in Denmark – where most kindergartens and early year's settings use the outdoor environment all year round.
Over the past decade there has been a growing international interest in using the outdoor environment with children and young people as a way of developing skills and increasing motivation for learning. Recent research studies illustrate that using the outdoors as a learning resource is highly beneficial for physical, mental, social and emotional development in children, young people and adults.
Each outdoor environment is unique to each setting and a pedagogical knowledge is essential to understanding not only the 'what' to do, but also the 'how' and 'why' of the learning processes – it is through pedagogy that a sustainable and truly developmental way of practice emerges.

About the Course
The course aims to:
 Provide participants with a strong theoretical base.
 Offer hands-on activities and outdoor experiences.
 Enable participants to understand the 'why' and 'how' of children's learning and development.
 Set the stage for group work and problem solving and create a network of forest school practitioners.
 Inspire and empower participants to reflect upon, and develop, their own practice.

Course schedule
Friday 8/11, 16:00-20:00 Play & Learn Preschool, 27 Lefkosias, Heraklion
Saturday 9/11 10:00-17:30 Fourni Forest
Sunday 10/11 09:00-14:00 Play & Learn Preschool, 27 Lefkosias, Heraklion

Participation and fees
The course is designed for 20 pedagogues (kindergarten teachers, primary school teachers, outdoor educators etc). Participants must be proficient in English as all course material and coursework are in English.

A certificate of attendance will be offered at the end of the course. After successful completion of the coursework participants will also receive an Outdoor Pedagogue Step One Certificate from Insideout-Nature.

Fee: 170 euros/ participant

For more information please contact:
2106724288 or markos@insideoutnature.com

To register for the course please click:


This course is a prerequisite for the Outdoor Pedagogue Step Two
Course scheduled for the 6-8/3/2020 at Play & Learn in Heraklion.

About Inside-Out-Nature
Inside-Out nature is the leading training body providing courses for practitioners to develop their own practice outdoors and in their own setting, whatever outdoor environment they have. Founder and director Jane WilliamsSiegfredsen is a former primary school teacher and lecturer in early year's at Bridgewater College, and was one of the team from Bridgewater that visited Denmark in 1993 and took back the ideas that started the first Forest School in Britain. In its fifteen years of operation
Inside-out-Nature has held courses all over the world, including Denmark, UK, Canada,
Australia, Taiwan, Belgium and Romania, aiming to give each participant the competence and confidence to use the outdoor environment as a learning resource with children, young people and adults.

About the course trainer
Markos Zangas-Tsakiris holds an MA in
Environment from the University of Melbourne, and a Diploma in Education for Sustainable Development from the University of the Aegean. For the last 14 years he has worked in environmental education with the Greek Bear Sanctuary, Organization Earth and Planet Agents. He coordinates the Primary School of
Paichnidagogeio and is part of the Inside-outNature training team. He also works as a kayak instructor, taking children on outdoor adventures.
During 2018-2020 he is participating in the
Erasmus+ Project “Exploring the Curriculum
Through Nature Programs.


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