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Monday 9 April 2018

1000 – 1430 Australian Tertiary Outdoor Education Network (ATOEN) Meeting | IMAS Salamanca
OEA Executive Meeting – Time & venue to be confirmed.
1500-1700 Registration Open | Mezzanine Level, Hotel Grand Chancellor
1500-1700 KEYNOTE WORKSHOPS | IMAS Salamanca (Rori Seminar Room & Tarlanga Seminar Room)

Session Chair: Nicola Hughes

Exploring Opportunities for Outdoor Education to Contribute to a More Socially Just World
Mary Breunig


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Session Chair: Heidi Smith

Bald spots, blank spots and curly questions: Navigating the tricky terrain of applied research
Mark Leather & Allen Hill

1800-1930

WELCOME FUNCTION | Tasmanian Museum & Art Gallery (TMAG)

Welcome to Country

Keynote Presentation | Dr Allen Hill
Wisdom of the Past – Exploring the Future:  Opportunities, Dilemmas and Tensions for Outdoor Educators

 Tuesday 10 April 2018

0800-0830 Registration Open | Hotel Grand Chancellor Mezzanine Level
Speakers Preperation | Chancellor Room 4
OPENING SESSION | GRAND BALLROOM
0830-0900 Conference Opening
Janet Dyment and Todd Blackhall – Conference Convenors
Wilderness Equipment Sponsor Address (5 mins)
Henry Kelsey
PLENARY SESSION 1 | GRAND BALLROOM
Session Chair Todd Blackhall
0900-1000 Keynote Presentation | Dr Mary Breunig
A Sense of Hope:  How and Why Outdoor Educators Need to Develop their Cultural and Social Justice Competencies 


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1000-1030 MORNING TEA | EXHIBITION AREA, MEZZANINE LEVEL

 

 CONCURRENT SESSION 1
Room Harbour View 1 Grand Ballroom 1 Grand Ballroom 2 Grand Ballroom 3
Adventure, Safety and Risk  Human-Nature Interactions Teaching and Learning Contemporary Issues 
Session Chair Sam Cramer Kaylah Rataj Nikita Stiberc Kylie Garratt
1030-1045 Safety regulation: perception, intention, and practice
Tony Carden


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Expedition Medicine Course- Partnerships In Action
Chris Gallagher, David Brown
Implementing Indigenous Education into Outdoor Education. An open conversation with an Indigenous Outdoor Educator
Shawn Andrews
Old Wisdom, Wellbeing, and Outdoor Ed. How does the Timbertop Programme boost wellbeing and what can we learn from this?
Cat Lamb


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1050-1105 Alpine environments and environmental sustainability education
Anthony Mangelsdorf
1110-1125 Safety and Risk Management – Lessons learnt
Aaron Pittaway
Insights into Nature Play Holiday Programs – What’s going on?
Amanda Lloyd
Vocational Education Training “Outdoor Recreation Training Package Review”
Liz Horne


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The role of Indigenous Cultural Immersion in the Outdoor Education Industry
Matthew Alterator


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1130-1210 Packrafting – an Educational Tool for the Future
Mark Oates
Working Together To Build Outdoor Excellence Across Cultures
Georgie Chilcott, Dave Groves, Linda Jolleys
Cultureplace and Learning
John Quay
The impact of outdoor education on the body image and self-efficacy of adolescent girls
Joelle Breault-hood


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1210-1300 LUNCH | EXHIBITION AREA, MEZZANINE LEVEL
 CONCURRENT SESSION 2
Room Harbour View 1 Grand Ballroom 1 Grand Ballroom 2 Grand Ballroom 3
Adventure, Safety and Risk Human-Nature interactions  Teaching and Learning Contemporary Issues 
Session Chair Sam Cramer Kaylah Rataj Nikita Stiberc Kylie Garratt
1300-1340 Teaching Fundamental Navigation Concepts using an Augmented Landscape
Lucas Bester, Brendon Munge
Exploring nature, place, learning and ontology on a Snowy River journey
Scott Jukes
University outdoor education graduates: What do they know? What can they do?
Glyn Thomas, Sandy Allen-Craig, Heather Grenon, Marcus Morse
Rites of Passage and mentoring in experiential learning.
Exploring and celebrating seven years of the Hutchins P9 program.
Ken Kingston
1345-1425 Women’s Learning Experiences in White Water Kayaking Environments
Kathleen Pleasants
Challenging assumptions in outdoor education through authentic learning in higher education
Heather Grenon, Geoff Adams
Exploring the Future… Visible Learning in Outdoor Education
Anne Goodman
1430-1500 AFTERNOON TEA | EXHIBITION AREA, MEZZANINE LEVEL
 CONCURRENT SESSION 3
Room Harbour View 1 Grand Ballroom 1 Grand Ballroom 2 Grand Ballroom 3 TBC Princes Park
Adventure, Safety and Risk Human-Nature interactions  Teaching and Learning Contemporary Issues  Outdoor Workshop Outdoor Workshop
Session  Chair Sam Cramer Kaylah Rataj Nikita Stiberc  Kylie Garratt Matt Eaton Jess McDonald
1500-1540 Using Practical Risk Management to Create Training Pathways for Program Leaders
Rob Stillwell, Jonathan Bannister
Creating quick, easy and powerful movies for outdoor experience reviews by outdoor educators, for outdoor educators
David Hills
Celebrating our Past, Harnessing our Future: Exploring feminism for men and women in Outdoor Education as a collective voice
Tonia Gray, Sandy Allen-Craig, Val Nicholls


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The Power of Story Telling in Outdoor Education
Mark Munnings, Mark Hassell

Outdoor Workshop

Boat Building Workshop- A practical hands on experience to explore the process of building simple canoes.
Tim Whelan

Outdoor Workshop

Deep nature connection: Intentional ways of ‘teaching’ through experience
Heidi Smith

This workshop will be held at Princes Park Hobart – A 15 minute walk from the conference venue. 

Please be at the park for a 3pm start, we will then be finished by 4:15pm

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1545-1625

Human-Nature interactions

Sam Cramer

What in the world is Bush Adventure Therapy? This presentation will take participants on a brief tour of the philosophies, client groups, practices and outcomes of Australian BAT services. 
Anita Pryor
1630-1730 State level Meetings | Locations TBA
Time to meet with your state organisations
1800 Film Night – sold out (optional – tickets must be purchased in advance as there are limited seats)
“The Lorax Project” + “Winter on the Blade”
State Cinema, North HobartScreening begins at 1815, so please arrive at 1800

Wednesday 11 April 2018

EDUCATION IN ACTION Activity Day

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KEYNOTE WORKSHOPS | IMAS Salamanca (Rori Seminar Room & Tarlanga Seminar Room)
0900-1200 Bald spots, blank spots and curly questions: Navigating the tricky terrain of applied research
Mark Leather & Allen Hill
1300-1600 Exploring Opportunities for Outdoor Education to Contribute to a More Socially Just World
Mary Breunig


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1830-2230

National Outdoor Education Conference Dinner

Red Square, Macquarie Point – 14 Evans Street, Hobart
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Thursday 12 April 2018

0745-0815 Registration Desk Open | Hotel Grand Chancellor Mezzanine Level
Speakers Preperation
 | Chancellor Room 4
DAY 2 OPENING SESSION
0815-0825 Launch of Springer / JOEE Digital Journal
 PLENARY SESSION 2 | GRAND BALLROOM
Session Chair Janet Dyment
0825-0925 Keynote PresentationMark Leather
A Critique of Forest Schools:  Something Lost in Translation


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0925-0955
MORNING TEAEXHIBITION AREA, MEZZANINE LEVEL
 CONCURRENT SESSION 4
Room Harbour View 1 Grand Ballroom 1 Grand Ballroom 2 Grand Ballroom 3 TBC
Adventure, Safety and Risk Human-Nature interactions  Teaching and Learning Contemporary Issues  Outdoor Workshop
Session Chair  Jake Richards  Mark Munnings Sam Cramer Kylie Garratt Matt Eaton
0955-1035 A Mental Health Action Plan within Wilderness First Aid
Adam Kershaw
Wild Pedagogies: Touchstones for re-wilding education.
Marcus Morse
A journey of a thousand leagues.
Outdoor School – Curriculum design, assessment tools and reporting framework
Tony Keeble
Outdoor fieldwork in higher education: Learning from multi-disciplinary experience
Brendon Munge, Glyn Thomas
1040-1120 Vu Deja for risk assessment: Exploring an old problem through a new lens
Clare Dallat


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Developing Canoe Trails in Australia – The lived experience of a nature-tourism initiative through the eyes of a veteran Outdoor Educator and a third-year tertiary Outdoor and Environmental Education student.
Chris Townsend, Kelly Glendhill
Integrating outdoor education, English and a whole lot of opportunity
Ian Neville


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Educational Renaissance 2.0 – How the core principles of outdoor education are vital to the modernisation and success of mainstream education for generations to come
David Gregory


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Outdoor Workshop

Firelighting without matches
Mark Hassell

1125-1205 Engaging with the outdoor classroom – stepping off the asphalt!
Jenny Dudgeon, Ruth Whelan, Sharyn Brett
Weaving evidenced based positive psychology interventions into our Outdoor Education programs
Shane McAloon
1205-1250 LUNCH | EXHIBITION AREA, MEZZANINE LEVEL
 CONCURRENT SESSION 5
Room Harbour View 1 Grand Ballroom 1 Grand Ballroom 2 Grand Ballroom 3
Adventure, Safety and Risk Human-Nature interactions  Teaching and Learning Contemporary Issues
Session Chairs   Jake Richards  Mark Munnings Sam Cramer Kylie Garratt
1250-1330 Incidents are more than just a number: Lessons from 3 years of UPLOADS
Paul Salmon
Rewilding the art of storytelling to create authentic learning environments
Leon Cossar
Education or Entertainment – The 4 C’s of Outdoor Experiential Learning
Peter Smith


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The Clouds that Store and Rain: Digital Technology in Outdoor Education
David Hills, Glyn Thomas
1335-1350 Behavioural Safety
Graham Pringle
Let’s talk about love: setting the foundations for lifelong love and care towards the environment (case study: Early Childhood Environmental Education in a Zoo-based setting)
Jess Brown
Outdoor Education Scope and Sequence – A case study of application in a non centre-based, K-12 school.
Darren Osmond, Emma Beveridge


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An examination of pedagogical content knowledge in pre-service outdoor education teachers
Thomas Macqueen
1350-1415 Letting Children Climb Trees: Primary School Outdoor Education
Rachel Mcmurtrie
The extraordinary power of outdoor experiential learning
Bruce Parr
1420-1435 Better understanding academic publishing: Authoring, reviewing and everything else besides
John Quay
Where? Where? Wedgie!: Adventure learning meets citizen science
Andrew Hughes
Re/considering outdoor education as environmental pedagogy: Challenges of living with/in/through curricula development
Alistair Stewart
Navigating in the Field – a simple acronym for teaching students
Mark Oates


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1435-1500 What is dead may never die!
Outdoor education to some has been dead for years.
However outdoor education has a bright future in an education system that values communication skills, networking skills, relationship skills, group processing skills and leadership.
Tony Keeble
1500-1520
AFTERNOON TEA | EXHIBITION AREA, MEZZANINE LEVEL
PLENARY SESSION 3 | GRAND BALLROOM
Session Chairs
Todd Blackhall & Janet Dyment
1520-1550 Keynote Presentation | Bob Brown
‘Why Wild is Good: The outdoors should not be indoor’
1550-1620 Conference Close &  2020 Announcement

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About the Association

Outdoor Education Australia (OEA) was established in 2006 as a national network of outdoor education associations. The organisation facilitates communication between state and territory outdoor education associations about the practice and delivery of outdoor education; advocates for outdoor education across primary, secondary and tertiary education; and provides policy advice.

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