Outdoor Education Teacher Training

This course is designed to introduce PGCE trainee teachers to the benefits of high quality Outdoor Education delivered in real adventurous outdoor environments (mountains / cave / rivers) from the residential context of the Mountain Centre. 

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College staff have the opportunity to observe their students’ performance and improvement in a range of outdoor sports requiring specialist skills and instruction.

Programmes including track cycling, snowboarding, climbing and kayaking are progressive and tailored.

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Educational benefits

Self-confidence

Grow in confidence and reach their potential.

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Environmental awareness

Develop a social responsibility for the environment.

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Teamwork

Cooperate with others in team tasks.

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Leading and supporting

Develop leadership skills.

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Communication

Develop good listening and communication skills.

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Challenge and risk

Recognise risk and take appropriate action.

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Motivation and positivity

Develop a spirit of determination and endeavour in the face of challenge.

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The programme focuses on the benefits of outdoor and adventurous activities for young people and how it fits into a school’s curriculum. By participating in exciting and challenging activities, trainee teachers will develop the confidence to justify the inclusion of outdoor activities in their own school curriculum.

The programme also explores a broad range of educational philosophy, theory and practice at post graduate level, which will develop confidence in applying teaching strategies and methods used in delivering outdoor education. A key element of the programme will be in identifying appropriate outdoor activity locations and planning a safe visit.

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