International Conference on Outdoor Learning

Participants in action
Participants in action

On Saturday, 10th October 2015, Alojzij Šuštar Primary School organized an international conference on outdoor learning, as a part of the international project. Around 50 teachers and pedagogues from all over Slovenia attended the conference.
In the first plenary session Ela Rupert and Dragica Radojevič from the Alojzij Šuštar Primary School presented the outdoor learning methods and principles used at their school. The second plenary speaker was Jan-Kare Fjeld, a Norwegian teacher from Borge Skole, who presented the outdoor learning activities and techniques he has been practising for 10 years and enthused the participants.
The second part of the conference was practical. Some of the Alojzij Šuštar Primary School teachers carried out different practical workshops. Other organizations that also presented educational workshops were Slovenian Catholic Girl Guides and Boy Scouts Association, Triglav National Park, Slovenia Forest Service, Planet Zemlja and Čarobni gozd.
Regarding the participants’ feedback, the conference has achieved its main goal, which was to motivate the participants to practice outdoor learning and to provide useful outdoor learning activities teachers could use in their everyday work with students.
Ela Rupert, project manager