Place based learning in a play based pedagogy: 1-day workshop for Teachers and Parents in Mt Maunganui with Celia Hogan from little kiwis nature play, 11 October 2020

A 1-day workshop for ECE & Primary Teachers, Parents, Carers and those learning with and playing alongside CHILDREN.

Celia Hogan (Christchurch) from little kiwis nature play, joins us, in the Bay of Plenty after her SELL OUT workshop in 2019.

Click here to book for “Place based learning in a play based pedagogy”

Place based learning is all about experiencing and exploring your local environment in meaningful ways. Having these types of experiences gives us opportunities to connect with our place, learn new things about our local spaces, learn to value them more, take care of them and to then be empowered to act in real ways.

Papatuanuku has shown us that the earth is hurting. Lockdown has shown us that if we make changes, we can heal our earth. Are we listening?

Through lockdown there has been a lot of time spent in our local environments. We explored, we experienced, we noticed, we were present. Did we like what we saw? Were we disheartened? Were we filled with Joy?
In this full-day workshop, we will explore place-based learning outside the classroom either within your grounds or in your local natural spaces. We will cover:
· The what, why and how of place-based learning
· Identifying barriers and opportunities for place-based learning in your setting
· What a culturally responsive approach could look like including kaitiakitanga
· How a play-based pedagogy can weave into place-based learning
· Developing an action plan for you to take away and make it happen
· Practical tips and ideas to help build confidence in teaching outside the classroom
· Group management in an outdoor setting, including a discussion on managing behaviours in an outdoor environment

Experiential learning principles will be applied during the workshop, and there will be opportunities for group discussion and personal reflection to ensure there are meaningful connections to apply back to your local environment.

Celia Hogan is passionate about getting children outdoors and into Nature. She is a strong advocate for child led play, nature play, risky play, building resilience, and improving mental health and well-being through nature. Celia originally studied outdoor recreation and adult education. For the past 20 years she has worked for a variety of outdoor education and personal development organisations. Celia works hard to change the face of education in New Zealand. She led a petition on the steps of parliament to enable full time nature-based kindergartens to start in New Zealand and her personal goal is to see every child spending at least 3 hours outside every day. To make this happen she runs professional development training, workshops and conferences for teachers and educators to boost their confidence and help them to get outside every day. She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience and has survived a variety of crisis’ both professionally and personally to give some real depth to her conversations and believes mindset matters. Celia is a natural and welcoming speaker and manages to juggle speaking engagements, running her Bush Kindy sessions for pre-schoolers and their whanau and taking her own kids on mini adventures in nature.

Celia is also offering a workshop on Saturday 10 October.
”Nature and the Curriculum: Play based Learning in the Outdoor Classroom:”
Click here for details.

Sunday 11 October 2020
8.30am – 3.00pm

***Early Bird*** (if paid by Friday 14 August 2020) $195.00 (includes lunch)

Slow Bird (if paid from Saturday 15 August 2020 ) $225.00 (includes lunch)

Click here to secure your place today.

Scout Hall
13 May Street
Mt Maunganui
Bay of Plenty
New Zealand | Aoteaora

wild & grace are not GST registered. Eventbrite generates and emails an ORDER CONFIRMATION which is your RECEIPT/proof of purchase.

Transfers INSTEAD of refunds:
Due to Celia’s workshops selling out, the costs and organisation to bring her from the South Island and for catering reasons we cannot offer cancellations. Thanks for understanding on this matter – you are however welcome to transfer your ticket to someone else.

If we need to postpone or cancel an event, we will fully refund the cost of the ticket(s).

About wild & grace media|events:
For 10 years we have been bringing Educationalists

Pennie Brownlee
Longworth Education
Kimberley Crisp

and providing learning and community opportunities

little YOGA festival
Wellness Weekend18
The Rubbish Trip

Participant’s experience

“I just wanted to thank you again for providing such a nurturing environment and food for us at the workshop yesterday. Also many thanks for taking the photos of my quirky seed pod creations. Hope I get to attend something else you organise one day.”


“I still feel completely heart-full and inspired after yesterday. And the food, wow. Emily, it was just sensational! It was a pleasure to meet you and everyone else there! Thank you.”

wild & grace offer wholesome living:learning choices.

We gather, nourish and celebrate people and their ways.

wild & grace are in action to transform education and relationships with ourselves and others.

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May we create together, to build a more empathetic, questioning, conscious, whole-hearted, well-world for our babies, children, our parents, our people, our community.

To BOOK, visit here for ‘Place based learning in a play based pedagogy’ Sunday’s workshop


Go here to BOOK for the Saturday workshop:
“Nature and the Curriculum: Play based Learning in the Outdoor Classroom:”

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