Every year Mindstretchers hosts a number of study tours in Scotland to allow practitioners to come and learn about supporting children in the nature movement.
The tour will allow you to feel nature pedagogy in action, develop your learning experiences, find out about emerging trends, develop your professional network with international colleagues, rekindle your motivation for nature pedagogy, gain confidence and energy through our workshops and lectures, and get an insight into the national and local culture of Scotland. You will also be given free time every night to allow for personal reflection and networking.
At the end of our August 2016 Study Tour our participants described the main features as:
Invaluable opportunities for early childhood learning with like minded people from around the world;
Great experience to absorb all you can about nature pedagogy and Claire Warden philosophies while liaising with a fantastic group of early childhood professionals;
Brilliant trip with opportunities to create memories in a beautiful country with so much history to explore.
Our study tours include:
A visit to our centre of excellence Auchlone Nature Kindergarten
External visits to other educational centres around Scotland
Site visits to Scottish culture centres
Presentations, practical workshops, lectures and sessions with the Mindstretchers team
Documentation and handouts
Welcome dinner, all breakfasts and lunches, final dinner.
Opportunity for professional development