Flow Learning™: An Outdoor Teaching Strategy
Target Audience: Teachers
Course Leader: Greg Traymar
Date: January 30 – 31, 2015
Time: 8.30 – 16.00
Venue: Aetas Lumpini, Bangkok, Thailand
About Flow Learning™
Created by Joseph Cornell, educator and author of the Sharing Nature®series of books, Flow Learning™ has been praised by educators and facilitators worldwide for its ease of use, effectiveness, and power to uplift and inspire. Flow Learning™ gives teachers and youth leaders a simple, structured way to guide students into their own, direct experiences of nature.
Flow LearningTM, was featured by the U.S. National Park Service as one of five recommended learning theories, along with the work of Maria Montessori, Howard Gardner, John Dewey, and Jean Piaget.
Through playful games that awaken the students’ curiosity and enthusiasm, learning becomes fun, immediate, and dynamic, instead of static and secondhand. The students emerge with a living, fresh understanding and reverence for the natural world. Flow Learning is based on universal principles of how people learn. It provides a simple, natural framework that sequence nature activities for maximum effect.
Greg Traymar has been personally trained by Joseph Cornell to head Sharing Nature U.S.A. and to share these principles. So far he has led the Sharing Nature workshops in many parts of the United States, as well as Portugal, Italy, Ireland, Australia, Thailand, Canada and Hong Kong.
Greg has a B.A. in Environmental Education and Outdoor Leadership and in 2007 received the Environmental Education award from Warren Wilson College, U.S.A. He is also the recipient of the prestigious Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award, a national award given out since 1890 to recognize individuals whose service to others and the community sets them apart as examples to all.
At the completion of the workshop you will learn:
-Flow Learning™— an outdoor teaching strategy—that gently guides others to uplifting nature experiences
-Award-winning nature activities that make ecological concepts and attitudes come alive
-How to make learning fun, experiential, and memorable
-Teaching skills that touch the heart as well as the mind
-Methods that encourage deeper learning and make existing programs more effective and life changing
Day One Training Highlights
Lecture on Sharing Nature principles and Flow Learning
Experiencing Flow Learning in action
Discovering many new nature activities
Effective strategies that engage students and minimize discipline problems.
Journey to the Heart of Nature exercises and stewardship program
Stories that uplift and inspire
Day Two Training Highlights:
How to Be an Inspiring Teacher
Experiential forest activities that foster both scientific and intuitive understanding of trees
Listening to Nature activities that deepen your experience of nature
Reflective activities for group introspection and sharing
This workshop was held in Chiangmai , Thailand in March 2013. The response of the participants to the question: “What are the theory/skills acquired from this workshop that you can use immediately?” is documented here:
Implementable skills – Flow Learning
Early Bird (Register by October 15, 2014)
Course fee: Baht 16,800/ USD 545 per participant
Reduced fee for a group of 3 or more participants from a school: Baht 15,200/ USD 490 per participant
Regular (Register by November 21, 2014)
Course fee: Baht 17,900/ USD 575 per participant
Reduced fee for a group of 3 or more participants from a school: Baht 15,900/ USD 513 per participant
Step 1: Fill out the Workshop Reservation Form (Below)
Step 2: Our office will send you/your coordinating staff the invoice upon receipt of the form.
Step 3: You/your coordinating staff will submit the Payment Completion Form
Workshop Coordinator: Mr. Navin Pawa
Phone (Thailand): 081 701 6843; 081 846 5770 (replace ‘0’ with ’66’ for international calls)
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Workshop Reservation Form
Flow Learning Jan 2015