In-service/CPD training for teachers/support staff.
Leadership training for teachers/support staff/pupils.
PSD – integration into S1 “new starts”, preparation for “moving on” upper secondary.
Customised Curriculum for Excellence residentials for staff and/or pupils.
Programmes for disaffected pupils using an outdoor learning approach.
Curriculum for Excellence – assistance with innovative approaches using outdoor learning.
We also offer Comenius/Grundtvig (Erasmus +) courses for educationalists/teachers on Reflective Leadership. These are run in Andalucia, Spain.
We offer Comenius/Grundtvig (Erasmus +) courses taking learning outdoors. These courses are run in Italy and Scotland.
Duke of Edinburgh’s Award – (AAP) Approved Activity Provider for expedition training, supervision and assessment, Gold Residentials, Open Golds, Accredited Assessors. See D of E page for more details.
John Muir Awards.
We offer tailor made ‘experiences’ throughout the world for young people……see an example of one below!
THE BELIZE EXPERIENCE
“Journey with a difference, journey of discovery”
Conservation, Adventure and Volunteering – A Curriculum for Excellence Experience
An experience of a lifetime for young people while fulfilling the core values and capacities of Curriculum for
Excellence and enhancing personal development and life skills. Students will plan, organise, manage, budget and initiate the experience with on-going guidance and support from AdventuraScotland.
The Belize Experience has 3 stages that dovetail with Curriculum for Excellence:
Within stage 2, the “Experience” there will be a further 3 phases to be agreed, planned and organised by the students themselves – the Tropical Forest Phase, Volunteering Phase and the Reflection Phase.
As Approved Activity Providers and Accredited Assessors for the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme, AdventuraScotland will also facilitate achievement of parts of the DofE Gold Award and John Muir Award during the venture.
FOR INFORMATION and any ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS – PLEASE CONTACT US!
Educational Partnership working to date
Aberdeen University – MSC in Leadership courses (outdoors experiential component).
Learning Teaching Scotland – Outdoor Learning Festival Workshops.
European Experiential Education Workshops.
Excellence in Education through Business Links – Collaborative work with Scottish Natural Heritage planning/preparation for Curriculum for Excellence in the Outdoors.
In-service Curriculum for Excellence/Taking Learning Outdoors Orkney Islands Council.
Hordaland Scholarship – researching Outdoor Experiential Education, Norway.
World Challenge – leading groups of young people in Third World.
Wilderness Camp Schools – San Francisco, co-leading groups of disaffected young people.
D of E’s Award – Dornoch Academy/Millburn Academy/Wick High School
Delivery of BELA courses
BSES – Expedition Leaders Greenland 2009
Tallinn University Teacher Training – Rakvere, Estonia – presentations 2009/2010/2012/2013
Kolga School, Estonia – in service workshops
South Lodge Primary- Invergordon, Park Primary – Invergordon, Canongate Primary- St Andrews – Curriculum for Excellence Outdoor Experience
GINCO conference Izmir, presentations/workshops 2010- Innovative Didactics
EEE – Slovenia, Hungary, Estonia, Denmark
GINCO conference Thessaloniki
Teacher training – Pokhara, Nepal
Belize Expedition 2013/2016 – Wick High/Nairn Academy – Curriculum for Excellence Outdoor Experience
Donaldsons School for the Deaf – residential programme 2013
Spain Expedition – Wick High 2015
University of the Highlands and Islands, West Highland – MSc study field trips 2016, 2017 Belize