IOL National Conference soon

The IOL NATIONAL CONFERENCE
What is Outdoor Learning For?
14th - 15th October 2016
at Yarnfield Park Conference Centre, Staffordshire

Presenters and leaders from all areas of the outdoor sector.

AIMS OF THE CONFERENCE
The conference will explore the role of outdoor learning in tackling global, local, inter-personal and intra-personal development needs. Reflecting our sector’s increasingly integrated approach to development there will be a chance to consider your practice in the light of age-related issues, health & wellbeing issues, economic & environmental sustainability and education beyond the school gate.

Keynote Speaker - Valerie Hannon on What is Outdoor Learning For?

Strategy, Research and Leadership Masterclasses

The findings and implications of the natural connections project report
Pedagogical models for outdoor activities
Urban community and outdoor centre partnership
Leave more trace
Think like an Olympian, improve resilience
Redefining and claiming the adventuring hero: women in the outdoors
The science of fire
Fun adventurous analysis
Diversification and product development: the potential for Field Studies
We believe in inclusion – but don’t want to dilute the adventure and learning for the other participants
How not to run a therapeutic programme (but provide outdoor therapy instead)

Outdoor Leadership Workshops

Increasing the impact with smart technology
Is being commercial a dirty word in the outdoors?
Surviving or thriving: Developing useful toughness through outdoor learning
Ideas to help practitioners deliver sessions that include people with disabilities
Personal development in the outdoors using Choice Theory methodology
Growth in action: Adventure sports and personal learning past the age of 65
Better Together: IOL Gender Parity Research Findings
Bushcraft physics
Strength and versatility of string
Natural navigation in maths
Tools of the Trade
A Rope is a Rope, Right?
Snap! Equipment breaking session on the Lyon portable test rig
Pedal Potential
The Role of Play in Outdoor Learning

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BOOK ONLINE – BIG discount for IOL members

Full 2 days includes the IOL Dinner and en-suite B&B
1 and 2 day passes available
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Institute for Outdoor Learning
IOL National Conference 2016. 14-15th October.

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