Learn how to engage children in all aspects of permaculture, learning from nature with a child-led approach. This course will give you the skills and support you need to design with and for children.
If you have completed the Introduction to Engaging Children in Permaculture course, you will understand how important it is to embed this into children’s learning environments. This course will equip you with the skills to take you to create two Diploma level designs, with and for children – a session plan and a garden.
THIS COURSE WILL GIVE PARTICIPANTS:
*A toolbox of ways to engage children in permaculture using a holistic, creative approach which involves children in the whole process as a partner in their learning.
*Understanding how the permaculture design process can be used when working with children.
*Experience and support to creatively design a playground/children’s garden with permaculture to maximise the benefits of outdoor learning for children.
*Experience learning both indoors and outdoors through tasks and assignments in a way which reflects the CiP pedagogy.
*Understanding about how to apply the permaculture ethics, principles and design to education including designing session plans which engage the whole child: eyes, heart, hand and head and using the process of ‘sowing, growing and harvesting’.
*Confidence in the use of the CiP resources including the case studies, film and manual.
*Understanding of how permaculture can support teachers and other educators in their work with children.
*Experience of examples in good practice and inspirational stories which will motivate and encourage you to engage children in permaculture.
*Specific skills which you can use to manage a group of children outdoors safely including risk-benefit assessments and safe tool use.
*Opportunity to ‘meet’ other people who are interested in engaging children in permaculture.
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