Nature and Wilderness Pedagogy #3: About stomping squirrels, bloodthirsty mosquitos and a desperate lack of interest

Sharpened hearing In the morning we sat in the forest for one hour and listened. Listened to bird calls, listened to what direction they came from and tried to separate the sounds…which is anything but simple.   When you are sitting in a forest for a while and only concentrate on bird calls then it’s […]

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Nature/Wilderness Pedagogy # 2: Take a look at your biography

Last year, after reading Richard Louv’s “Last Child In The Woods”, I was convinced that I had a nature deficit. Again and again I caught myself comparing Louv’s childhood experiences with mine. What are my experiences? How do they determine my (pedagogical) actions today? An article about the influential potential of biography   Nature and […]

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Copy me and you get a Marshmallow (2/3)

An alternative program   Strategy Observation and documentation Determination of learning type Framework conditions Creation of a program on the basis of 1+2+3 Collaboration with parents and a multiprofessional team   1: Observation and documentation I documented Joe’s (learning) behavior and identified situations he was struggling in (changes in the daily routine, sleeping problems, sugar […]

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