Outdoor Education in Australia and India: A Comparative Overview of Growth and Challenges
2:25 – 3:15 pm
13th of July
Room: Alpine Ash
Co-presenter – Andrew Watts
In Australia, outdoor education is a known sector, engaging many students in various programs. A systematic training curriculum is available for outdoor educators through TAFE and university programs. In contrast, outdoor education in India is a relatively new concept lacking any standardized training programs and national guidelines. Through a comparative analysis, this workshop aims to explore the contemporary challenges and growth outdoor education sector is facing in Australia and India.
About the Presenters
I am a practitioner and a recent research enthusiast in outdoor education. My lived experiences in various countries around the world have taught me to look at outdoor education through an inclusive lens. I presently work at the Outdoor Education Group (OEG) as a professional development manager.
Senior Manager Outdoor Education Professional Development at OEG. A 25-year veteran of the Outdoor Sector in Australia, working across Private companies, schools and Tertiary institutions. A lover of the Alpine environment and passionate about setting up the next generation of Outdoor Educators for success.