12 episodes

'Disconnect: The Outdoor Education Podcast' explores the topics of what Outdoor Education is in the modern school setting, what it's role is, where it's headed and why it's more important now than ever. Teachers, camp councilors, scout leaders and anyone interested in outdoor, place-based, experiential learning will find content useful to their teaching. Listeners can expect ideas for direct implementation, thought-provoking dialogue and interviews as well as an opportunity to communicate with the host and share their experiences in the field of Outdoor Education.

Disconnect: The Outdoor Education Podcas‪t‬ Joël Charrière

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'Disconnect: The Outdoor Education Podcast' explores the topics of what Outdoor Education is in the modern school setting, what it's role is, where it's headed and why it's more important now than ever. Teachers, camp councilors, scout leaders and anyone interested in outdoor, place-based, experiential learning will find content useful to their teaching. Listeners can expect ideas for direct implementation, thought-provoking dialogue and interviews as well as an opportunity to communicate with the host and share their experiences in the field of Outdoor Education.

    Risky Play - An Interview with Dr. Mariana Brussoni

    Risky Play - An Interview with Dr. Mariana Brussoni

    Episode Notes
    Resources

    OutsidePlay.ca
    Outdoor Play Canada
    Brussoni Lab - Dr. Mariana Brussoni's Website
    Loose Parts Play Toolkit 2019 - Inspiring Scotland
    Risk-Benefit Assessment: A Canadian Toolkit
    Risk-Benefit Assessment Form - Play England
    Megan Zeni's website | Resources for teaching outside, referenced by Dr. Brussoni

    Extra reading & research on the topic

    Kids more active, less depressed when playgrounds include natural elements
    Risky Play and Children’s Safety: Balancing Priorities for Optimal Child Development
    Risky-play at school. Facilitating risk perception and competence in young children
    Children's Expressions of Exhilaration and Fear in Risky Play
    Outdoor risky play and healthy child development in the shadow of the “risk society”: A forest and nature school perspective
    Ellen Sandseter

    Cover image photo by Mael Balland, downloaded from Unsplash.com

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    • 1 hr 4 min
    Evolutionary Psychology: When Ancestral Learning is Confronted with the Modern Classroom

    Evolutionary Psychology: When Ancestral Learning is Confronted with the Modern Classroom

    Episode Notes
    Links from today's show:

    Dr. Peter Gray's 'The Wisdom of Hunter-Gatherers'

    Annette Taylor's Website - The Cavedweller Club
    Features in Psychology Today:


    Surviving Quarantine with a Smile
    Cellphones as Modern Weapons

    Other articles:


    Mismatch Between Our Biologically Evolved Educative Instincts and Culturally Evolved Schools
    Why kids need risk, fear and excitement in play

    Great Lake Erie Educators Exchange Network

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    • 53 min
    The Queer Youth Camp Experience

    The Queer Youth Camp Experience

    Episode Notes
    This episode, we take a look at the experience of queer youth at outdoor camps. With the help of Dr. Fenton Litwiller, Assistant Professor in the faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management at the University of Manitoba, and Elyse Rylander, founder of Out There Adventures, we aim to look at the role of outdoor camps in the lives of queer youth.

    Links from today's episode:


    Dr. Fenton Litwiller
    ‘You can see their minds grow’: identity development of LGBTQ youth at a residential wilderness camp
     When Bunks Become Closets and How to Open Them: Making Room for Queer and Trans Safe Space in Residential Summer Room for Queer and Trans Safe Space in Residential Summer Camps Camps 
     LGBTQ Girl Scouts Reflect on Their Outdoor Experiences 
     The Palgrave International Handbook of Women and Outdoor Learning 
    The Avarna Group
    Connect with Elyse Rylander via Instagram
    Diversify Outdoors
    In Solidarity Project

    The cover photo for today's episode was shot by Sharon McCutcheon, a photographer specializing in LGBTQIA+ themes who so graciously made her photo available free of royalties via Unsplash.com.

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    • 1 hr 15 min
    Back to School 2020

    Back to School 2020

    Episode Notes
    Today's episode is a reflection on the upcoming school year. I'll be back with more interviews later, but today's episode is some food for thought as your prepare for the months ahead.

    You can now find me on Twitter! @OutdoorEdCast
    I'd love to hear from you, email me at disconnectpodcast@protonmail.com

    3 Questions to ask youself before using an app in your lesson

    Is it essential to achieving your learning outcome?
    Does the app require an account to use?
    Is it equitable?

    Background photo for today's episode art courtesy of Ben Wicks, on Unsplash.com

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    • 21 min
    10 tips for teaching outside: An interview with Megan Zeni, the Classroom Gardener

    10 tips for teaching outside: An interview with Megan Zeni, the Classroom Gardener

    Episode Notes
    Check out the following links which we referred to during today's interview with Megan Zeni, the classroom gardener.


    Megan's 10 tips for teaching outside
    Megan Zeni's Blog
    National Wildlife Federation's Certify Your Garden Program
    Canadian Wildlife Federation's Certify Your Garden Program
    Space Tomatoes? Yes, check out the Tomatosphere

    On today's episode, you heard the song Multiverse by Ketsa, use under the Creative Commons license

    Background for the cover image for today's episode from Dirk Scheuble, from Unsplash.com.

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    • 54 min
    Small Steps: Start Small, Start Early

    Small Steps: Start Small, Start Early

    Episode Notes
    On today's episode, we speak with Wynnston Denny, a kindergarten teacher from Austin, TX, who tells us about how he started with small activities and built up to a huge success in taking his class outside for school. We'll also look at a bit of research by David Sobel, from his book Childhood & Nature: Design Principles for Educators.

    Artwork for today's episode by Annie Spratt, from unsplash.com.

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    • 25 min

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