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Hands, Head, Heart learning with nature
GreenEd – learning naturally!
Green-Ed is a style of education using nature as a canvas to teach and learn. It is a framework that is adaptable to existing or new approaches. It is project based, student centred with a ‘learn to learn’ focus. The principle framework is summarised by: “Hands, Head, Heart” learning through the Natural environment. Learning ranges from local farmer training, field trips and workshops, to taking Green-Ed to schools and other organisations. People of all ages, but predominantly school-aged learners, will engage with projects with the natural world with the aid of technologies and broader research platforms. As the approach incorporates integration as a method, there is less emphasis on subject definitions or age level stages, although we particularly consider these for early learning.Green-Ed is a framework – or series of frameworks designed to interleave with curriculums that are flexible and already have an applied, student centred and critical thinking culture. Read more…
Green-Ed aims to develop ‘natural’ skills using our hands and bodies as well as our thinking capacity and technology. But we ask the questions: where does this product come from? Who made it? Is there an economical alternative that is less wasteful, damaging or difficult to waste manage? We also look at solutions to problems and seek to build them, make them, discover them one way or another.