Pedagogy of Place

Learning Focus
Early Years
Start Date

Available anytime

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. 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
  • Standard 7 – Engage professionally with colleagues, parents/carers and the community
Location, Date & Time

1 Day Program – 9:00 am to 3:30 pm

South – Sustainability Learning Centre – Hobart

  • Thursday 17 March 2022 – (Cancelled due to COVID-19)

Online Session

  • Thursday 17 March 2022 – (Cancelled due to COVID-19)