Teaching Pedagogy ~ Sensory, Physical, Emotional, Social
Royal Botanic Gardens Education utilises the rich natural and cultural resources of Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne and Cranbourne to provide opportunities to enliven and enhance the learning of students from kindergarten to tertiary. The service also provides teacher professional development and teachers' resources.
Programs are 1 hour 45 minutes and guided by qualified teachers providing face to face engagement through stories, hands-on experience and the rich sensory environment of the Gardens. Learning is immersive and social and leads to the development of life-long, life-wide skills.
A learner-centred approach to teaching that works with the learner's curiosity and intrinsic motivation; this generates a problem solving approach through direct experiences and explorations. Rich outdoor environment stimulates deep learning in a variety of ways; the 'Multiple Intelligences Theory' - as outlined by Howard Gardner acknowledges that students need to move, sense, explore, discuss and relate to a stimulating environment in accordance with their own learning styles.
Our programs therefore take an integrated and holistic approach to learning, making powerful connections to the VELS and POLT's (Principles of Learning and Teaching).
Programs incorporate authentic pedagogy using real environments, learning through real problem solving, inquiry and participation.
Royal Botanic Gardens Education programs also address the critical curriculum, which means "educational processes which create a more just and wise social world" (McNaughton and Williams 1998). Ethically aware students are empowered to take action and make changes to ensure a sustainable and just world for future generations.
If you would like to contact us to make a booking please call:
Melbourne (03) 9252 2358
Cranbourne (03) 5990 2245
Email: education services
Last updated 17 Jun 2010