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Burrenbeo Learning Landscapes Symposium

Critical thinking about Place in the Burren

Ireland’s leading advocate for place-based learning, Burrenbeo Trust, will host a series of workshops, talks and fieldtrips focused around connecting people and place from 10th-12th March in Kinvara, Co. Galway. This event will provide a space for developing the growing area of place-based learning with over 100 delegates and facilitators attending. Contributors include Dr Susan Pike, DCU, Dr Caroline Carlin, NEAR Health, Stephen Hannon, GMIT, Dr Sam Harrison, The Shieling Project and Paddy Woodworth, Irish Times.

Workshops will include a mix of indoor and outdoor activities on topics such as Navigating Place through Story & Song, Rockyshore discoveries, Forest School – Learning by Nature’s Design, Sensory Learning and Mindfulness in Nature among many more. Exploring the concept of place-based learning, which encourages the use of the local environment and community as a learning resource, the event will immerse individuals in local heritage, culture and landscape, encouraging them to become more aware of their place and hopefully help identify their role in ensuring its sustainable future.

With over 20 talks and interactive workshop sessions, the Learning Landscape Symposium 2017 will have something for everyone – providing the tools to bring the benefits of place-based learning to any local place. The event will include a combination of keynote lectures and themed workshops in venues across the beautiful village of Kinvara and site based workshops in the stunning Burren landscape. This exciting event is open to everyone but booking in advance is essential.

Further details on www.burrenbeo.com.

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