7th European Forest Pedagogics Congress 2012
Scotland, Dunkeld, 2nd – 5th of October 2012:
"Successful partnership working for Education for Sustainable Development"
110 delegates from 15 states took part at the 7th European Forestpedagogy Congress.
The congress concluded that Forestpedagogy in Europe is challenged to
- focus more and more on successful partnership working and networking of the different actors to qualify Education for Sustainable Development. This can especially done by sharing and exploring examples of best practice.
- provide networking opportunities for forest pedagogues from across the European Union and from other continents, with a view to sharing experience and knowledge to improve practice.
- continue and develop further its efforts in forestpedagogy-research and -evaluation-studies as well as to share and explore recent research results relevant to Education for Sustainable Development from a forest pedagogy perspective.
To look at more summarized results and outcomes, the programme, or the list of Partcipants, please look at the congress-report.
Contents and contributions
- David Henderson-Howat, Deputy Director Forestry Commission Scotland
- Kirstin Manley, Wales
Woodlands of the Dyfi Biosphere
- Sirpa Karkkainen, Finland
The “life cycle of the forest” project
- Vincent Reynolds, Northern Ireland
Collaboration between Special and Mainstream Schools in a Forest School setting
- Tim Gill, England
- Natalija Gyorek, Slovenia
Forest of Happy Children
- Bettina Foerster-Baldenius and Jenny Venthem, Germany and Scotland
Finding unusual partnerships outside of the forest
- Chris Brunton, England
Safe use of Hand Tools
- Cecilia Franklin, Scotland
- Kate Hookham, Scotland
Supporting Minority Ethnic communities
- Alice Palacka and Pavlina Vasickova, Czech Rebulic
Seeds, Skidding and Bark Beetles
- Juliette Robertson and Karen Boyd, Scotland
Children in the Woods
- Hansi Kloden, Germany
The adventure begins off the beaten paths
- Anna Lena Albertsen, Norway
Modern citizens towards a sustainable future
- Steven White, Scotland
Forest Focus on Mathematics and Numeracy
- Richard Irvine, England
Woodland Learning as Social Enterprise –
- William Lowell and Tony Ferry, Scotland
Working with the Curriculum
- Tess Darwin, Scotland
Teenagers in the Trees – Foresters for the Future