Taking Learning Outdoors - Italy June 2011

What a fantastic experience!
I applied to go on this course as I have always been interested in experiential learning and theories associated and when I saw this course, it seemed very fitting. I came on the course, not knowing what to expect...and I definitely did not expect the experiences and the knowledge I have gained from the week.

At first, before going, my main concern was, what am I going to take to wear, will the others like me, what will it be like, will I manage...
then as soon as we arrived at the refugio with fellow teachers and Irene and Ally, my worries instantly disappeared. As the week progressed, the issues I had previous to coming, seemed so insignificant and silly. The environment we were in was inspirational.

I gained not only a knowledge of experiential and outdoor learning, but knowledge of many aspects about myself, knowledge of the education systems of other countries, knowledge about the stunning environment in which the course took place and knowledge of course, about how my teaching would benefit and what changes I was going to take back with me.

This course taught me so much in such a short time and on so many different levels. I would never have imagined what an impact it would have. I met many great people and made fantastic friends. Irene and Ally were excellent facilitators, so easy going, and full of interesting experiences and knowledge which they passed on in exciting and engaging ways.

Thank you so much for such a wonderful experience.

Laura, Scotland


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