Pedagogy of Place

Learning Focus
Quality Teaching
Start Date
26 Oct, 2021
Enrol by
12 Oct, 2021
Program Description

Place is full of significance which is characterised by an acceptance that we simply belong to, and identify with it. Place is our home. Teaching programs incorporating an exploration and connection with place inspires and supports all learners to succeed as connected, resilient, creative and curious thinkers. This one-day program is suitable for teachers at all career stages and is particularly relevant for early career teachers in their second to fourth year of teaching. The place-based experiential program will prepare teachers to support learners’ connection to place, and plan for and implement outdoor learning using the Australian Curriculum, the Pedagogical Framework, and the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers. The concept of place-based learning highlights the special connection to Country/Place by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples and celebrates the unique belief systems that connect people physically and spiritually to Country/Place.


Program Outcomes

Participants in this program will develop knowledge and understanding to:

  • plan for and implement effective place-based teaching and learning opportunities
  • create place-based learning environments in which all students are engaged, challenged, feel safe to take risks and are supported to learn
  • appreciate that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples have holistic belief systems and are spiritually and intellectually connected to
    the land, sea, sky and waterways
  • create and maintain supportive and safe outdoor learning environments.
Australian Professional Standards


Standard 1 – Know students and how they learn

Standard 2 – Know content and how to teach it

Standard 3 – Plan for and implement effective teaching and learning

Standard 4 – Create and maintain supportive and safe learning environments

Standard 6 – Engage in professional learning

Location, Date & Time

1 Day Program – 9:00 am to 3:30 pm

South – Sustainability Learning Centre- Hobart

Tuesday 26 October 2021

North West – Burnie Arts & Function Centre – Burnie

Thursday 28 October 2021